Originally: Tropical flora and the incidental invertebrate.
Now: Flora, travels and the co-habiting invertebrate.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Garden lettuce - Pisonia alba
During this month's tree walk i learnt that the light green colored plant/tree i see around the city is the Garden Lettuce. I have seen morning walkers pluck leaves and take it away with them and for some reason assumed it was a digestive aid; but thanks to the walk i learnt that it is in fact used for rheumatism. The one in the picture here is a young plant. It is a fast grower and can grow to be pretty big.