Hibiscus Trionum

$2.80

香铃草(野西瓜苗)

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Description

Also called Venice mallow. This easy-to-grow plant performs as the perfect filler in beds, borders and containers. It forms a well-branched compact mound of deeply lobed, dark green leaves, which provide an interesting textural backdrop to its charming, hibiscus-type flowers. The delightful flowers are 6 – 8cm across with 5 round overlapping cream petals, deep purple at the base. In the centre are many bright orange tipped stamens.

野西瓜苗,中药名。又名香铃草、小秋葵、灯笼花,为锦葵科,木槿属一年生草本植物。全草和果实、种子作药用,具有清热解毒,治烫伤、利咽止咳之功效。野西瓜苗的茎梢柔软,直立或稍卧生,高约30-50cm。植株叶掌状裂,再羽状深裂,叶外形极像西瓜,因而称为野西瓜苗。花清新脱俗,单生于叶腋,花冠外表黄色、内里酒红色,雌雄同体,柱头长约1.1cm,亦是酒红色。分果瓣5枚。蒴果圆球形,有长毛。种子成熟后黑褐色,粗糙而无毛。