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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PECUT KUDA

Actually, blue color is a minor color in my garden.
Just a small amount of  plant that have blue color.


I think this one is be my beautiful collection.
This plant is a wild plant.
Yes, we can find this plant grow wildly on the roadside, wood, even more a weed on the farmland.


We call it as Pecut Kuda (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis).
This is a member of Verbenaceae.


It grows 1-3 meters on height.
Look mine, the height is more than two meters, so high!


The blue flower never stop blooming all year round.
As a perennial, it's a really lovely flowering plant. 
The little blue flower will bloom in the morning and will fallen down into the ground on the afternoon. 
Just one day blooming!


Here, this pretty plant is well know as medicine plant too.
The flower, root and leaves are used to treat cough, hepatitis A, rheumatism, malaria, urinary disorder and many more!


Not just for ornamental, but it also for medicinal purpose.
A beautiful and useful plant, isn't it!


A very pretty plant, and I love it!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty indeed! Blomming all year round? I would love it too!
    Yours, Sarah

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    1. Yes, this plant is most popular as weed, not as ornamental. So its growth is so fascinating.

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  2. What a preety and beneficial weeds is that! Why it's call pecut kuda?

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    1. Pecut means an elastic stick to steer or direct the horse walk. Kuda means horse. You can notice that the flower stalk looks like a stick.

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  3. It looks very similar to what we call speedwell or veronica but your plant grows much taller,

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    1. Yes, I have ever heard about veronica or speedwell, but I have never seen here.

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  4. It is a beautiful little blue flower and so useful, I love it. Some of your weeds are here potplants, but this one I´ve never seen before.

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    1. This plant needs warm weather to keep blooming. I think you can grow it during te summer.

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  5. It does grow to quite a height doesn't it, very pretty though x

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  6. Tienes un blog precioso. Saludos.

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    1. Thank you for coming Teresa. Welcome to my blog.

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  7. saya juga suka pokok ini.. tumbuh liar..

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    1. Betul Kak Mar, saya yakin di Malaysia tanaman ini banyak tumbuh meliar.

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