a vietnamese plant called La Cam

fragrantgardener01September 7, 2008

I bought a plant called La Cam last week and was told that the leaves are used to color rice. The water is a lovely shade of pink red after a few leaves are thrown in and boiled. I would like to know either the English name or the botanical name of this plant so I can check for toxicity before eating them. Thank you.

FG

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solanum1

According to the link below, La Cam is Magenta Plant, Peristrophe roxburghiana.

Here is a link that might be useful: La Cam

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 12:25AM
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fragrantgardener01

Thank you so much, solanum.

Happy growing.
FG

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 12:21AM
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Cindy789

Hi FG,
I am not sure if you are still an active member of GW. If you are, I would like to conduct a trade with you for your La Cam (magenta plant) either a cutting or a rooted plant. I am not sure if you still have your plant since your posting has been 4 years ago.
I have many herbal and exotic plants that I can trade with you. Thanks.

Sincerely,
Cindy

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 1:39PM
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ZoeMom

Hello Cindy,

I have Ca Lam in my yard if you are still interested. I would love to trade for something you have.

ZoeMom

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 4:29PM
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ZoeMom

Hello Cindy,

I have Ca Lam in my yard if you are still interested. I would love to trade for something you have.

ZoeMom

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 4:30PM
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