This website comprises albums of wildflowers and
trees found in and around Shimane, one of
Japan's 47 prefectures, inclusive of Hokkaido.
Shimane is situated far west of Tokyo, it facing
the Sea of Japan on the north, and the south
side edges being cut off for the most part by
steep mountains. The long-running mountain ridge
forms the prefectural boundary between Hiroshima
and Shimane. The western end of Shimane borders
on Yamaguchi, and the east end on Tottori.
The four seasons in
this part of the world are very distinct,
and atmospheric temperature ranges from
below 0 to around 34 degrees Celsius,
depending on the season. Meantime,
generally, there is relatively lots of
rainfall. As to the type of soil, in most
areas, it is acidic, ranging from pH value
5.0 to 8.0. In light of those, I gather this
part of the world enriches environmental
factors that create flora diversity.
All the flowers here are in broken-down-into
four categories by season, and new photos
will be added from time to time or replaced
All the thumbnail images on this website
accompany italicized scientific name
followed by Japanese name in non-italic. You
might click on a thumbnail image to enlarge
or click on the scientific/Japanese name
beneath it to see more photos.