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Ru-yi Pond、Ding- Jing Hall、Banyan Shade Pond、Guan-Jia Hall

Keteleeria Formosana Hayata 
 It’s the oldest plant in the garden. It belongs to the Taiwanese pinaceae. It is also the few existing plant from the glacial period. We call it the living fossil as the animal or plant in the old times, because it can be traced back to the ancient time. 

Asplenium nidus L. 
 The outline of the Asplenium nidus L. looks like the nest, so it is also called fern of nest. The shape of its leave is different from the one of the normal fern. It is specific because it looks like ? that can be found in its leaflet.  

Quisqualis Indica 
 In addition to the fact that its flower shape is graceful, its flower will exhale a special and delicate fragrance. Do enjoy it in the hot summer when you take a break along the green corridor.  

Iris Tectorum Maxim. 
 It’s the herbaceous plant for years. Upon the pond of the garden, the light purple flower can be seen. The flower brings the message of spring. What you see currently in the garden is the species, planted by people with importation from Europe, Asia, and Japan to Taiwan in the 1970’s and improved for the gardening. Therefore, its flower color is various and abundant.  
 

Podocarpus macrophyllus 
 The pine is one of the plants, known as the three friends in winter in Chinese culture. It is also an indispensable plant in Chinese traditional garden. However, the leave shape of the Podocarpus macrophyllus is in line extension, different from the needle shape of the pine, which we have ever known.  

Marraya exotica L. (Also known as Jasmine Orange) 
 Its’ one of the very popular and valuable kinds of the gardening and bonsai art due to its graceful tree trunk, which is quite melancholic. It is usually planted as green fence in the park.

Pica pica (Magpie) 
 In the kingdom of the birds, the most favorite one is the magpie. It’s the protagonist of the story of the Chinese Valentine’s Day, the 7th day of the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar. Without the magpie, the Cowherd and the Weaving Maid will be separated. Then the story will be boring and nobody pays attention to it.  

Salix babylonlnica Linn (Weeping Willow) 
 The weeping, planted in the water bank willow with its thin branch that are declining and dancing with the wind makes a good combination with the floating water in the gardening for which it has been very popular in the gardening history.  

Lagerstroemia subcostata 
 This plant in the garden has a split and hollow trunk with foxy and gray-white color and the plant usually draws people’s attention. It belongs to the big tree whose leaves fall accordingly. In autumn, its leave turns red. There is no leave on the tree in winter.  

Lotus 
 It’s the herbaceous plant and it lives in water. Its stem grows from the water land with horizontal bud, which is the so-called lotus root. Its leave is in the shield shape with stem in the middle, which can grow to 150 c.m. or above. Its spire floats with the water and grows above the water when it matures. Its pink flower is the most common one, while there are also red and white. The down conical thalamus in the middle of the flower is the lotus awning. The lotus seed is the combination of the fruit and seed of lotus, which is a kind of nuts. After shucking the lotus seed, we can see its seed in brown color with film. The lotus seed we see in the market is the seed without seed coat or the cotyledon of the green germ.  

Anas platyrhynchos(Mallard) 
 The male mallard is a little bit bigger than the female. The male mallard has a yellow-green beak, orange-yellow feet, a shine jasper head and neck, and white ring on the neck. It also has a brown back, chest, and lower neck. It has a tail with crinkling black feather. It also has a gray- white belly and waist. Its wings are purple-blue. The female mallard has an orange-yellow beak with black spots, orange-yellow feet, a brown body with dun strips, and brunet eye lines. Unlike the female mallard, the male mallard has feathers, not for breeding. However, its tripe in the father of its back is not very clear.  

Brocaded Carp 
 In the Banyan Shade Pond or pond of the Fang-jian Study, we can see schools of brocaded carps tracing the lure in the hand of the visitors, which composes a lively image.  

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