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White Alder
Turnera subulata

English Common Name: White Alder, Politician's Flower, White Butter Cup

Chinese Name / 中文名: 时钟花 (Shízhōng huā)

Other Local Name: Bunga Lidah Kuching (Malaysia), Bunga Pukul Delapan (Indonesia)

Family Name: Passifloraceae

Scientific Name: Turnera subulata

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Malpighiales‎ > ‎Passifloraceae (Passion Flower Family)‎ > ‎Turnera

Origin: Tropical America

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A perennial herb that can grows to 0.5 - 0.8 meters high. Leaves ovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, very distinctly dentate-serrate. Flower white with yellow halo around black or brown centers, open at sunrise and close at sunset. Flowers attract insects for pollination.

Care Requirements: Prefers partial to full sun and moderate watering.

Images Location: Penang, Malaysia

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