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


Newly Added Plants 


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Newly Added Plants in 2019


This is what was described in 2018 as a natural hybrid between Fritirallia ayakoana and Fritirallia amabilis. A couple of habitats are known.

 Fritirallia x matsumoi / Iwamikobaimo




I found just a single plant of this on a sedimentary rock made up mainly of calcium carbonate. This forma of Viola ovata-oblonga is characterized by striking hair on each lateral petal.

Viola obato-oblonga f. pubescens / Kenagabatachitsubosumire   




We hardly ever see a double-flowered Anemone nikoensis, but I came across one among the population of its parent species.

 Anemone nikoensis f. plena / Yaeichirinsou





I saw this species mingling among the other kind of plants in a wet and dark place, the flowers being beautiful ivory-white ,and leave with lots of hairs on the veins.

 Viola maximowicziana / Komiyamasumire





A kind of rare creeping plant rarely found. I saw this having been being fallen down over a country road, along with its supporter, a kind of bamboo already dead.

Anodendron affine / Sakakikazura





  A white variety of Mazus miquelii. I saw one mingling among the purple species for the first time. 

 Mazus miquelii f. albiflorus / Shirobanasagisou





This apparently is the white form of Asarum caulesces, but the first moment I saw it conveyed me another idea.

 Asarum_caulescens_f. / Shirobanafutabaaoi




This species is very common in this part of the country, but the white form is seldom seen.

Wisteria brachybotrys f. alba / Shirobanayamafuji

This is a shrub that was found on hilltop in a limestone district, being seen rooting in cracks of rocks.
Zabelia_integrifolia / Iwatsukubaneutsugi      
 Very much looks like Stellaria sessiliflora, but this species have not petioles. I saw it in full bloom in a limestone district.
Stellaria uchiyamana / Yamahakobe      
This is a new species described in 2014. I saw one on a semi-shady slope on a low hill, it being found forming a population of around a dozen.
 Salvia akiensis / Terihanatsunotamurasou      


  Found at a high elevation around 1,100m from sea level. 

Leucothoe grayana var. hypoleuca / Urajirohanahirinoki 




I saw this growing and making a large population at a roadside slope close to the sea.
Sambucus chinensis / Sokuzu      
I came across this one driving on a roadside near the sea, the plant hanging from branches of some kind of small trees.
Cynanchum wilfordii / Koikema


This white form of S.piranthes sinennsis v. amoena is rarely seen, whereas the original species being very common in the grassland
Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena f. albescens / Shirobanamojizuri      


  This alien species was found growing on the seashore mingling with the other kind of species. 

Dianthus armeria / Noharanadeshiko      
I found this in stagnant water in a wetland, it forming tuft.
Schoenoplectus triangularis / Kangarei      
I saw this at mountain roadside on high hillside. This is listed as a critically endangered species in the Shimane Red Data Book.
Solanum japonense / Yamahoroshi  
This just looks like C. japonica, but the bottom of leaves is white in color with hairs. I couldn't identify until recenly.
Cirsium japonica var. vestitum / Keshouazami       
I saw this floating in a close-to-stagnant part of water. This fern plant is currently so rare that it is designated as an endangered species almost across the country.
Azolla japonica / Ooakaukikusa      
This species looks like Geranium thunderbergii, but the leaves are dissected in 3-5 lobes.
Geranium tripartitum / Kofuuro      
Presumed to be a natural hybrid between G.tripartitum and G. thunderbergii. This species is characteried by the leaves deeply cleft.
Geranium dimorphophyllum / Muronouchifuuro      
A small species found in wetland. Though much smaller, the flower resembles Scutellaria dependens.
Scutellaria dependens / Himenamiki       
The thistle in this photo had been unknown for around a decade time until I had Dr. Kadota identify.

Cirsium maruyamanum / Murakumoazami





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