Seven photographs of Chaenomeles speciosa, flowering quince, zhou pi mu gua, 皱皮木瓜, Cydonia speciosa; Rosaceae, Rose Family. One of the earliest spring flowering deciduous shrubs.Fruits are edible, though dry and astringent. Used for analgesic, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent and digestive. Fruit decotions used internally in the treatment of nausea, joint pains, cholera and cramps.
Steven Foster photography created by Steven Foster Group specializing in photos of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants