Bok Choy

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    Bok Choy @ Kazuyo's house
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    Bok Choy @ Kazuyo's house
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    Bok Choy @ Kazuyo's house
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    Bok Choy @ Hamanako Garden Park(Pacific Flora 2004)
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    Bok Choy @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Bok Choy @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Bok Choy @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Bok Choy
Formal Name
Brassica chinensis l.
Alias
Habitat
Southeast Asia
Morph
annual herb and vegetable

Comment

What is Bok Choy

Bok Choy (scientific name: Brassica chinensis l.) is native to Southeast Asia. It is an annual herb in the family Brassicaceae. It was brought to Japan from China. Its stems and leaves are harvested as a green vegetable. The leaves are thick and soft and have a green petiole with a height of about 50 cm. It produces clusters of small yellow flowers in spring. The plant is harvested from May to December, except in mid-summer, and can be harvested up to 20 cm tall as an edible vegetable. The young leaves and stems can be used to make stir-fries and soups. They have a pleasant taste and are rich in vitamins. Bok Choy are also called "green stem pak choi". If the petiole is white, it is called "Pak Choy" (small Chinese cabbage).

Common name: Bok Choy, scientific name: Brassica chinensis L., also known as "blue Axial pak choi, blue-stem pak choi, Qing gin cai, origin: Southeast Asia, height: 15-50 cm, flower color: yellow, flowering season: March-April, corolla: 4-petaled, diameter: 1.5-2,5, harvest Period: May-December (except midsummer).

Detailed information

Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Brassica
Species
B. chinensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
MarApr
Height
15 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 2.5

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