Thursday, July 5, 2012

Solanum torvum (水茄)

The Solanum torvum (水茄) is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant, the root of which is used to treat a variety of aches/pains.
However, we have it in the garden for the pretty white flowers and fruits ....

Look out for the wicked thorns!

The flowers are small and very delicate.

The fruits are like smooth green balla - normally two or three fruits to a bunch.

It does very well in the shade of our various flowering vines. While it does not stand out, it is still a very pretty plant in the garden.

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