夏之草 summer grass 2017 – 紅毛草 natal grass (melinis repens)

印象中紅毛草屬於秋天的,因為乾燥的氣候中,秋天就該有那景象,隨風擺蕩的紅毛花穗。 但紅毛草是多年生草本,在一條自己每日走過的道路,而這路平常路人不多,因為環境沒有受到干擾,草一直欣欣向榮。 可能因為濕度高,紅毛草有花,不過色彩比較柔和,由粉白到粉紅,沒有秋天的銳利近乎金屬的紅光。 輯述台灣《認識植物》的資料: 草 - 高可達 120 公分,全株有毛。紅毛草的稈直立,地下根莖粗短,節間有瘤毛,節上有柔毛。葉片長,葉鞘鬆散,葉舌有一圈長柔毛。 花 - 圓錐花序,雌雄同株,花序分枝纖細,小穗柄纖細彎曲,頂端稍膨大,疏生長柔毛;小穗常被粉紅色絹毛。 果 - 穎果,長橢圓形。 this is an autumn plant. but as it is perennial and this group of buddies rooted on a road i walk by every working day. i can see the summer face of this plant. my estimation is that even though... Continue Reading →

夏之草 2017 – 小飛揚/千根草 summer grass 2017 – thyme-leaved spurge (euphorbia thymifolia)

這陣子經常大雨,繼而放晴灼熱,造就空曠少人的路上山邊,小草野花欣欣向榮。希望盡量多寫幾個品種。 先由他開始。 很喜歡這草本擺出的方陣,扁平地佈置出圖形和指向。而且不甘於小草就是綠綠棕啡,莖呈粉紅色。 細看,小橢圓形樹葉互生,而葉腋已經爆發花朵。 這是香港原生的草本,亦見於熱帶地方,並常見於亞洲藥療。 this summer is so wet and intercut with tremendous heat and sunshine. such weather nourish herbs and wildflowers blooming away on road and hill sides. aiming to feature a number of them in following days. our first star is thyme-leaved spurge. the reason to feature this herb first is loving... Continue Reading →

市區燕子2017 urban swallows

追蹤市區的燕子好幾年。慶幸這年度習慣今年可以繼續。 燕子爸媽通常在初夏光臨本城,鋪排傳宗接代事宜。 最開心逗趣的景像,當然是看著三四五個黃口屹出巢邊,努力爭取爸媽找回來的食物。 踏入盛夏,依然有燕子的蹤影。雛鳥不少已經長成。舊區的天際多了周圍竄飛的燕子身影。 been following swallows in the city for a few years. they usually come visit early summer, preparing to breed the next generation. one can see more of them in traditional "rural" district like yuen long, tai po, but swallows love city too, though the city they like are city with low-rises.... Continue Reading →

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