Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Flora (5)

Qi

Physical Description:

A tree that looks like populus with red patterns, with tree sap the colour of blood and does not bear fruits.

Special Properties:

Coating a horse with its tree sap can tame it.


Di Wu

Physical Description:

A barbed tree whose leaves are shaped like peppers and bears red fruits.

Special Properties:

Consuming it can ward against evil.


Gu Rong

Physical Description:

A plant with a stem similar to the Chinese bellflower, bears black flowers but no fruits.

Special Properties:

Consuming it makes you infertile.


Mi Gu

Physical Description:

A tree that looks like paper mulberry but has dark patterns and shines.

Special Properties:

Carrying it on your person means that you will never lose directions.

Published by moonlakeku

intermediate Chinese fantasy writer working on her debut series

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