Wednesday, July 27, 2011

맥문동 (麥門冬)

During late July and early August, lilac-purple flowers cover the landscape of Seoul. It has the colour of Lavender but not its sweet scent. A native of East Asia, it's called Liriope or 맥문동 (麥門冬) in Korean. In Chinese, it's known as "山麦冬". Not only it's a good landscaping plant, its roots have medicinal value. When I see Liriope blooming, it reminds me that the end of summer is only a month away.

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