[source] it is the flower of Malus nutans, a Rosaceae plant.
[plant morphology] Malus nutans
Arbor, up to 5 meters high, canopy evacuation. Branchlets purple when young, hairy at first, glabrescent later. The leaves are ovate, elliptic, or elliptic ovate, 3.5-12 cm long and 1.5-3.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin serrate, small and blunt, dark green above, glossy, often with purple halo, smooth except for hairs on midrib; petiole with fine soft hairs, base with small protuberances. The flowers are 4-7 clusters, red and bright in color, 3-3.5cm in diameter; the pedicel is long and thin, hanging down, and the calyx is purple, glabrous; the sepal is ovate, the end is blunt, and the edge has white hairs; the petals are often more than 5; the style is 4-5, and the base has white hairs, and the terminal flower often has no pistil. Pear obovate, purple.
It is produced in Southwest China and has been widely cultivated.
[collection] harvest in February.
[nature and taste] records of Sichuan Traditional Chinese medicine: "it tastes light and bitter, has a flat nature and is non-toxic. "
[functions and indications] collection of common folk herbs: "regulating menstruation and blood, treating red collapse. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan.
[taboo] collection of commonly used folk herbs: "pregnant women should not take it. "
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