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What do you call this vegetable?
Does anyone know what kind of vegetable is this from the look at the picture below?
P.S.: You can’t click on the link. You need to copy & paste it. And it is not grape leaves, spinach, mustard green, dandelion greens, watercress, nor nasturtium leaves,
They said it’s really good for you (better than spinach) and its season is winter. In the summer, it grows flower. It have the red thing going on toward the stem like amaranth leaves.
And it’s not Calaloo or Dasheen either 🙁
I didn’t get any correct answers last time 🙁
It look like geranium leaves but geranium leaves does have that redish thing toward the sterm 🙁
I wish I can get the answer to it
I think it may be Pennyroyal. According to the information on this website, this seems to be correct.
It says “Pennyroyal (Bai Bua Bong or Pak Ngong in Isaan) grows wild like a groundcover and tastes a little bitter. Pak Ngong is made into a juice called nam bai bua bong and is also eaten raw with coconut noodle curry, Pad Thai and Laab.”
The Pa Hin Ngam National Park in Chaiyaphum Province has considerable fame for the Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival. This event seems to have several variations on what it is called — for instance: the Siam Tulip Festival; the Blooming Kra Chiao Flower Festival; the Blossoming Kra Jiao Flower Field Festival.
Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival 2012
The Siam Tulip festival or Blooming Krachiao Flower festival will welcome you with a sweet atmosphere at Chaiyaphum Pa Hin Ngam National Park during June 1 – August 31, 2012.
Krachiao flower, in other name Bua Sawan flower, is a pinkish-purple flower that comes to full bloom in lush green fields, and often overlaid with patches of fog (especially during the early part of rainy season). With the weather cooling down and offering mild cool breezes, this remarkable beauty attracts many tourists every year.
In addition to a field of blooming Krachiao flowers, Chaiyaphum Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes many other tourist attractions like Lan Hin Ngam or The Hin Ngam area – an area of strange looking rock created by rock and soil erosion and Sud Paen Din viewpoint – the highest viewpoint of Pung Hoei Mountain that you can see the panorama view of the connecting zone between central region and northeastern region.
This particular flower is actually a type of ginger plant (Wikipedia: Siam Tulip). You can view some nice photos of the flower fields at Pa Hin Ngam National Park by scrolling down to the last post at this German forum at Palmvrienden.net.
From ToThailand.com‘s 2003 description of the Kra-Jiao Flower Field:
A monocotylydon plant, Kra-Jiao (Curcunia alishiatifola Cagnep) is in the same Genus of Cureuma ginger family. It is an exeptionally beautiful nature flower that grows in the somewhat dense forest, meadows and grassland of Northeastern of Thaiand. It has various species but this particular species grows in a sparsely wooded area.
Kra-Jiao is shrub and a common native flower found mostly in the Pa-Hin Ngam National Park.
But perhaps you came to this post in search of a florist?
Despite the name, this florist specializes in the Pattaya area only, I believe.
Another search of Isaan Flowers turned up this company:
This is actually their homepage.
Flowers, Plants and Trees in Thailand, Isaan, Surin
Uploaded by LKMETRO on Feb 12, 2010
You find a lot of beautiful flowers in the north-east of Thailand, in Surin
Vlinders / Butterflies in Thailand
Uploaded by IsaanHippo on Jun 25, 2011
4 veel voorkomende vlinders in Isaan, Thailand.
A few photos of orchids are posted on Bao-Bao’s Blog in the April 29, 2011, post Isaan Odyssey, Part 21: Phu Prabat Flowers.
Have you heard of The Lotus Flower Foundation?
LF Family Program
In Isaan province , Thailands economical poorest region, the LFF has launched the Lotus Flower Family Programme (LFP).
Isaan’s hot and dry climate makes farming difficult. Many people from the region consequently struggle to earn a living from the land and are forced to leave their homes to find work in the Thailand’s capital. On moving, children are often left behind, and girls are taken out of school to help with the household work, assist with the rearing of siblings, and in the worse cases sold and trafficked.
In Isaan the LFF is helping children at risk through collaborating with local schools which are encouraged to alert the foundation when a student is suddenly absent from classes. During the past year the LFP ensured that more than 30 children were able to continue with their education by covering the child’s basic needs such as food, hygienic supplies and the cost of transportation to school. As part of the programme regular visits are also made to the children’s homes to ensure the child’s healthy development.
The LFF firmly believes in the need to extend this effective programme to various areas in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as a top priority.
Here are some further Isaan flower-related references you may find of interest:
We are both passionate about sustainable living, growing organic food, eggs, fish, frogs, flowers, and orchids, and living simply in the country. If you are interested in life here on our farm in Isaan, please check back for future posts about what …
Publish Date: 03/17/2012 5:10
Flowers, ladyboys and a Thai girl, Isaan Thailand. I would like to say thank you to a person who has donated 100 pounds to Andrew Hicks lunches appeal for rural school kids. The person wants to remain anonymous and I will …
Publish Date: 01/24/2009 6:13
Guns, singing, flowers and pictures, Isaan Thailand. I have had a lovely little holiday over the New Year period. We had exams on the 28th and 29th. So that meant from the 30th until the 4th off. It has been a beautiful 6 days …
Publish Date: 01/04/2009 7:30
Using this website you can contact us and order flowers which we can send in Thailand. We send flowers to. Bangkok; Phuket; Krabi; Pattaya; Chon Buri; Nakhon Sawan; Nakhon Ratchasima; Isaan. The best kind of flowers to send are lillies.
Publish Date: 07/26/2012 17:23
A blog about life in rural Isaan and our business, Crystal Hill Garden Resort. There is also information on Isaan and why it inspired me. Photos of Isaan and other parts of Thailand. Google. Custom Search …
Publish Date: 12/04/2009 18:09
HI Fred, I was being a little sarcastic, but thanks for the kind words and I am glad that you can see a little of Isaan where your are in Europe. Hope your next trip out goes well my friend. 23 February 2009 8:22 PM · Gift flower …
Publish Date: 02/21/2009 2:57
Travel to Isaan to see Thailand as it should be. Simple life, genuine people and the most unspoiled area of Thailand. Isaan encompasses these cities and more: Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Mukdahan, Udonthani, Khon Kaen, …
Publish Date: 02/26/2008 4:14
So it was time for the little students to strut their stuff. Here is how it works. You buy flowers for the person who you like. The large flowers are 50 Baht each and the small flowers are 10 Baht each. Most are in 100 Baht bunches.
Publish Date: 01/05/2009 5:52
Whilst the vast majority of hotels and guest houses are situated in the cities, Visitors to Isaan may experience the lotus flowers and learn how to cook Thai and Isaan dishes at holiday homes such as Gecko Villa, or may …
Publish Date: 01/24/2010 18:31
สุนารี ราชสีมา: ดอกจาน (Flower Pot)
Uploaded by Udonthani3750 on May 28, 2010
‘Dawk jaan’ is a wonderful ballad by the lady with the golden voice. The video is visually stunning as the browns of the arid land contrast with the colourful flowers and birds. This is real Isaan folks. Sunaree released this new vcd album on 6 May 2010.