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 →

酸葉膠藤的花 flowers of sour creeper (urceola rosea/ecdysanthera rosea)

幾年前寫過此木質攀藤,因為在濕地公園多番看到它可愛的果實。 猜不到原來自己日常經過的地區都有她的蹤跡。 酸葉膠藤是香港原生也普遍。 這陣子,在些山頭綠坡,看到一雲粉紅花霧,很大機會就是她。 酸葉膠藤開花熱熱鬧鬧,小小的粉紅花冠成圓錐花序。花期就在此時即初夏。 lately i have been drawn by the pink mist of flowers along road sides and slopes of victoria road. it was a pleasant surprise to find out that i actually knew this plant before, but the imagery is so different that i did not connect. i saw this woody climber... Continue Reading →

快影: 美利的節果決明 2017 the murray’s pink & white shower, quick snaps

一年一度。 around this time every year. 五月頭 beginning of may 四月底  end of april 節果決明 pink and white shower (cassia javanica var. indochinensis) – kingdom plantae  植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms  | (unranked): rosids | order fabales  豆目 | family fabaceae 豆科 | genus cassia 決明屬 | species cassia javanica 節果決明  (source: wiki)   以往有關此樹貼文 previous... Continue Reading →

柏架山行記錄 2017 a walk at mt parker, journal

一月中這星期天,天陰微雨,決定起行走進郊外。原因是近年香港人都愛鑽進郊外,好天氣的週末,山中的人多比美購物區,所以有點刻意避開人潮。天氣不佳但未至於差的日子,應該是寧靜郊外行的好時機。 但仍然是不折扣的城市人,選擇還是很城市的路線。 countryside has become the new hot spot for hongkongers in recent years. people rush to country parks and rural areas over weekends and public holidays. it is more so when weather is good. i started avoiding crowd on blue sky days. last sunday, the sky was grey. i told myself it could be... Continue Reading →

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