Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物
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Cirsium species

Cirsium that color hills and fields in Japanese Autumn have been familiar with by Japanese people since long ago. As many as 150
different kinds occur in Japan, but what I have seen is no more than one-tenth of it. Anyway, a few of them are very rare.

Cirsium bitchuense / Bicchuuazami Cirsium buergeri / Himeazami Cirsium chokaiense / Choushuuazami Cirsium congestissimum / Hittsukiazami
Cirsium indefensum / Togenashiazami Cirsium indefensum./ Izumoazami Cirsium japonica var. vestitum / Keshouazami Cirsium japonicum / Noazami
Cirsium japonicum f. albiflorum / Shirobananoazami Cirsium japonicum var. okiense / Okinoazami Cirsium maruyamanum / Murakumoazami Cirsium mirabile / Obakeazami 
Cirsium nippoicum var. amplifolium / Oobaazami Cirsium nippoicum var. yoshinoi / Yoshinoazami Cirsium sieboldii / Kiseruazami Cirsium sp. / Unknown 
Cirsium spicatum / Yamaazami


Cirsium suffultum / Tsukushiazami Cirsium suwoense / Suouazami Cirsium taishakuense / Taishakuazami
Cirsium tenuisquamatum / Sanbesawaazami      
Some species in allied genera
Carduus crispus / Hireazami Carduus crispu f. alba / Shirobanahireazami Saussurea gracilis / Hokuchiazami Hemistepta lyrata / Kitsuneazami
Saussurea maximowiczii / Miyakoazami Saussurea nipponica / Oodaitouhiren    
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