1. Crotalaria sessiliflora, a flowering plant
that grows up to around 30-50cm high and which is known in Thai as Phuang
Khon (พวงขน), literally ‘Hairy Bunch’. It grows in sandy loam
soil among grasses at altitudes between 1,000-1,300m and flowers during Nov.
and Dec.; 2. Uvaria grandiflora, a 20-40m long woody climber, that straggles
on trees in the evergreen forests of the southeastern and peninsular
regions, and that in Thai is called Yahn Nom Kwai (ย่านนมควาย), which
translates as ‘Buffalo
Milk Tract’. It flowers
between Nov. and Jan.; 3. Reinwardtia trigyna, a 30-45cm high subshrub that
grows scattered along hillsides in mixed forest and flowers in Dec.-Jan. In
Thai it is called Kham Pa (คำป่า), i.e. ‘Word of the Forest’; 4.
Impatiens griffithii, var. sarcantha, known in Thai as Thian Pa (เทียนป่า),
‘Wild Candle’ or
‘Forest Candle’, and in English only known by its generic common name Impatience or
alternatively as Busy Lizzie. It grows in evergreen forests of the
peninsular region, scattered along stream and
waterfalls, and flowering in Sep.-Oct.