11/09/2006

Trumpet Flower

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autumn deepens -
the soundless sound of
a pink trumpet








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Angel's Trumpet Flower エンセルス・トランペット
kigo for late summer

The species name is Datura candida, from the Solanaceae family (same as the potato). The plant contains the drug scopolamine, which is used in medicine to control motion-sickness.
A low-growing wild variant is called “sacred datura” or “loco weed,” which is still used by some southwest Native Americans as a hallucinogen in religious rituals. Cattle ranchers are careful to keep their livestock away from poisonous loco weed. Many people know the trumpet flower from a famous painting by Georgia O’Keeffe.

Billie Dee, USA




dachura ダチュラ Datura, trumpet flower
choosen asagao 朝鮮朝顔(ちょうせんあさがお)Korean morning glory
mandarage 曼荼羅華(まんだらげ)"Mandala flower"
zensoku tabako 喘息煙草(ぜんそくたばこ)"asthma tobacco"
kichigai nasu 気違茄子(きちがいなす)"crazy eggplant"


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In Japan, there are various names for this flower, which originates in South Asia. It was introduced to Japan as a medicinal plant during the Edo period. It might grow as much as 2 meters in hight and flowers from Summer to late autumn. From the leaves a medicine for asthma and coughing is produced.


Trumpet Flower, Kodachi Choosen Asagao
"Tree-like Korean Morning Glory"

コダチチョウセンアサガオ(学名:Brugmansia x candida ) 朝鮮朝顔
キダチチョウセンアサガオと似ており、花は白色または黄色が多く、ガクの先端は2~3深裂して角ばらない。一般にはガクの先端は見分けにくいため、いずれもエンゼルス・トランペットと呼ばれる。漢字で書くとキダチチョウセンアサガオもコダチチョウセンアサガオも「木立朝鮮朝顔」となる。最近では観賞用として広く植えられているが、これらも有毒である。
(C) Wikipedia


The flower is also called :
Mandala Flower, mandarage 曼陀羅華.
Datura ダチュラ、ダチューラ
"tobacco for coughing" zensoku tabako 喘息煙草 ぜんそくたばこ
"eggplant that makes you crazy" kichigai nasu 気違茄子きちがいなす


More flowers in my neighborhood.
Click on the photo to see the enlargement.









© Photos by Gabi Greve, October 2006

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bee droning
from a wilted bloom
trumpet flower

George Steel , Shiki Archives 1997

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Worldwide

India
trumpet tree, golden yellow trumpet tree

Amapa amarilla (Mexico)
kigo for spring

quote
February is on its way out with Bangalore getting as hot as an oven! But the gift from nature to endure the heat is the golden yellow abundance of the Tabebuia chrysantha that is flowering all over the City, gladdening the tired eye.
. . . CLICK here for Photos !

Also known as the Trumpet Tree, this Brazilian beauty has several species which range from northern Mexico to northern Argentina and central Venezuela. In Bangalore it starts amazing everyone with its turmeric yellow dazzle in the oddest places. Venkatappa Art Gallery has a grove of this gorgeous, ornamental tree which is useful for bees with its honey plants and humming birds love it as well. It will blossom only during February and March.
© www.deccanherald.com



Trumpet tree
the wind plays with
his flowers


Marita Schrader (Germany)
source : ww.asahi.com, 2005


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KENYA

trumpet plant
Solandra glandiflora
Family : Solanaceae

kigo for the cold, dry season

The Angel's Trumpet grows in many of the large gardens in the well-off suburbs of Nairobi, where it flowers in July, making it a kigo for the cold dry season.


trumpet  flower 01 till 05

. LOOK at more photos from Caleb Wothes Mutua!


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Moonflower, Angel's Trumpet
Datura suaveolens


A soft-wood, fast-growing shrub from 4-12 feet (1.3 - 4 metres) in height, it bears large, pendant, trumpet-shaped flowers. The white variety is very sweetly scented in the evening.

This is a common, but very poisonous garden plant. It is available in a variety of different colours, including white, yellow and pink, and in single and double forms.

~ John Karmali and Camerapix, 1988, The Beautiful Plants of Kenya


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trumpet plant--
the first buds appearing
in July cold


early July--
trumpet blossoms scatter
on the green lawn


Caleb Mutua, Kenya


. . . CLICK here for Photos : Datura suaveolens !


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RELATED KIGO

Trumpet Creeper (noozenkazura 凌霄の花)
Chinese Trumpet Creeper



Poui Tree (Tabebuia Family)
kigo for the Tropical Rainy Season


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To the Daruma Museum Index
To the World Kigo Database

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it!
Such a nice reminder that winter will not be forever!
Flowers will return!

From Hayato Tokugawa. YAHOO 360

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Anonymous said...

nice gabi san autumn deepens
i like the sound

shanna
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/simply_haiku/message/16785

Billie Dee said...

Gabi san,

Look what I posted last week:

http://billie-dee-haiku.blogspot.com/2006/11/blog-post.html

Our gardens are synchronized on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean!

:)

--Billie Dee
(California, USA)

. Gabi Greve said...

Hi Billie,
that is indeed great.
I still have not looked up in my Japanese dictionary for the name ...
Thanks a lot for sharing!
GABI
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. Gabi Greve said...

konnichiwa Gabi san

Without the photo I guess I would you need trumpet-flower in your
haiku?

Also, isn't there a yoga excercise that helps you hear the "soundless sound" by putting your finger in your ears? (not kidding, as I have read somewhere of this technique.)

Nice poetry and image.

Thanks
ai... chibi
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherrypoetryclub/message/28864
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Good Morning, Chibi san.
Yes, I know the exercise and do it sometimes. In my mind I call it "The Heavenly Trumpets" because of the sounds that unfold in the ears when covered properly to cut out any "real" sound from outside.
Gabi
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Billie Dee said...

Hi(again)Gabi!

ANGEL’S TRUMPET FLOWER: The species name is Datura candida, from the Solanaceae family (same as the potato). The plant contains the drug scopolamine, which is used in medicine to control motion-sickness. A low-growing wild variant is called “sacred datura” or “loco weed,” which is still used by some southwest Native Americans as a hallucinogen in religious rituals. Cattle ranchers are careful to keep their livestock away from poisonous loco weed. Many people know the trumpet flower from a famous painting by Georgia O’Keeffe.

When you find the Japanese name, please send it to me, ok?