紫春花 - 港油麻藤 a violet spring flower – hong kong mucuna (mucuna championii)

三月中一個週日,在鹿頸附近遊走,偶遇港油麻藤,非常美的紫春花。 港油麻藤與俗稱禾雀花的白花油麻藤是近親,同屬黧豆屬,而前者因首次在香港發現,所以以港命名,又稱香港黧豆。 此攀藤植物花冠蝶形,紫色花朵成總狀花序。卵形三小葉形成羽狀複葉序。果披銹色硬毛,腹背有翅。比起白花禾雀花,紫色的似乎較少見。這次難得機會在野外碰到,對鮮花驚艷,旁邊已枯老的烏紫色調和變化了的質感,也像老了的酒,饒有味道。 it was a great surprise spotting this beautiful native species during a hike around luk keng in mid march. the dark violet is so gracious. people are more familiar with mucuna birdwoodiana in the same family and species that bore yellowish white boom around this time as well. hongkongers and chinese refer... Continue Reading →

藍蝴蝶 blue butterfly bush (clerodendrum ugandense)

藍蝴蝶來自非洲。春夏秋天開花,姿態優美。名字點出,她像蝴蝶。我倒覺得更像穿上紫色舞服的芭蕾舞孃。 blue butterfly bush is an evergreen shrub from africa. it flowers in spring and summer. it is very attractive but the beauty is not limited to its blossoms; its colours, lines and shapes and its architecture are all interesting. 欣賞藍蝴蝶,可以多角度,色彩、線條、形狀、結構 - 幼枝方形,綠色帶紫暈。 葉在嬌柔的花朵下,顯得寬大。葉對生,倒卵形。葉全緣或有淺疏鋸齒。 印象中,花是紫藍色的。但認真一看,五裂花萼,四瓣白色或淡藍色,只是紫藍色唇瓣將我們腦海的色板鎖上了。 the flowers are in blue, two shades; pale blue and... Continue Reading →

紫花爵床:鱗花草、四子馬藍 two blue flower-acanthaceae

近日走在太平山上,認識到這兩種長著紫藍花朵的匍匐草本 - 鱗花草、四子馬藍;都屬爵床科。 爵床科的特徵包括單葉,對生,無托葉;花兩性,常兩側對稱,排成總狀、穗狀、聚繖或頭狀花序。 took walks around the victoria peak couple of times in october. saw many wild plants, big and small. here are two procumbent herbs with bluish blossoms from the family of acanthaceae, one of the genus lepidagathis, another of strobilanthes. 鱗花草,又名鱗衣草、牛膝琢,多年生草本。形態微妙,惟有引述《醫學百科》的描述:葉片卵形至長圓狀披針形,全緣,呈波浪狀,兩面有針狀結晶的小線條。頂生或腋生稠密穗狀花序,圓柱形,單生或數個聚生,花常偏于花序的一側。萼五深裂,最外裂片較大,冠檐2唇形,上唇微裂,下唇3裂。花期11-12月至翌年3月。 中醫會採全草,切段鮮用或曬乾備用。味甘、微苦、性寒。功能清熱解毒.消腫止痛。用於眼痛、口唇糜爛、蛇瘡。 this lepidagathis herb may be called lepidagathis cuspidate. but according... Continue Reading →

毛麝香 adenosma

十月初,在北潭涌、上窰一帶行山。沿途野花多樣,在山頭蘸上小而多的不同色彩。 i took a hike at pak tam chung on october 7 with some friends. it was a wonderful walk as plants are thriving all the way, i didn’t realize before, but autumn is the season of greens, flowers and fruits in rural hong kong. 其中較高的山路都有毛麝香。最誘人的,是如香唇的深紫花兒,也留意到莖披著柔毛。 along the hillside, these little violet “rolling stone” lips stole my... Continue Reading →

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