This website is composed of some albums of
wildflowers and trees found in and around
Shimane, one of the 47prefectures of Japan,
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 eastern end of Shimane
borders on Yamaguchi, and the eastern end
Fritirallia ayakoana / Izumokobaimo, ocurring in leaf
mold, endemic to Shimane
The four seasons in this
part of the world are very
distinct, and atmospheric temperature ranges from below 0
to around 33Celsius depending on 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 6.5. In
light of those, I gather this part of the
world is blessed with environmental factors
that create diversity of flora.
here are put into four seasonal categories, and
photos may be added from time to
time and/or replaced with better ones when
thumbnail images on this website are accompanied by
italicized scientific name followed by
Japanese name in non-italic. You might click
on a thumbnail image to enlarge or click on
a scientific/Japanese name beneath it to see more images.