Monday 13 November 2023

Monnier's Snowparsley

Monnier's snowparsley (Cnidium monnieri, 蛇床).

There has been an efficient onslaught of cold weather: most birds and insects were hiding. Some Autumn flowers are still taking in whatever sunlight they can. And near the Xiang river there is still plenty of cnidium flowering. This plant is a resourceful weed with has a long history in herbal medicine, in particular for skin ointments and as an aphrodisiac.

Monnier's Snowparsley at Xiang River