Common name: Asian foxtail
Malay name: Ekor Anjing (dog's tail), Ekor Kucing (cat's tail)
Chinese name: 兔尾草 (rabbit's tail grass)
Java name: buntut anjing (dog's bottom) *
Which common name do you like?
The flowers come in clusters in shades of violet, pink and white. Yes, 3 different colours here!
Origin: Tropical Asia
Photographs taken by Autumn Belle at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama
Grateful thanks to Dr. Francis Ng
The plant can be found in the jungles of Southern China and Southeast Asia, hence it is a native plant of Malaysia.
The roots, leaves and flowers have medicinal uses. In Chinese herbalogy, it is used to stop bleeding, reduce fever and relieve cough symptoms.
Have you see this plant before? Anyone has this plant in Florida or other parts of the world?
My post today is dedicated to Carmen from Germany of "Între vis si realitate" (between dream and reality) blog. Thank you for being the first commenter of my previous post on the Australian Willow.