Sunday, July 17, 2011

Singapore Zoo Flowers 1: cat whiskers



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Fast growing, perennial bush, 1-2 metres tall, indigenous to south east Asia and Australia’s tropical North Queensland. Terminal flower stems carry whorls of white, two-lipped flowers and protruding purple stamens, which give the flower its characteristic cat’s whiskers appearance.

Medicinal Uses use in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia for several centuries, we can learn how to use one of our beautiful native plants. Cat's Whiskers is an esteemed tea for kidney diseases, disorders causing wasting disease, dysuria, and for the treatment of kidney and urinary stones or discharge. Some in Singapore even think it cures cancer.

7 comments:

Ginny said...

I've never heard of them, but they do look just like cat's whiskers!! Do you grow these?

Charlotta said...

Very odd and for me also very exotic. Hope they are not poison.

Míriam Luiza said...

Gostei dessa flor! Parece mesmo bigode de gato.

The Japanese Redneck said...

They do look like whiskers!

Maia said...

This lovely wildflower seams to be a very precious herb. I don't remember seeing it here, by us.

Ewa said...

I never heard about a plant with the name like that :)

Carletta said...

I can see my cat her whiskers against these whiskers. :)

Nice shots Ann!