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


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Carprifoliaceae /


The other species in the genus Abelia:

Abelia serrata / Kotsukubaneutsugi
Abelia spathulata / Tsukubaneutsugi
Abelia tetraspada / Ootsukubaneutsugi



 / Kotsukubaneutsugi コツクバネウツギ

Abelia serrata, a shurub with gray-white to gray-brown barks, branching well to grow thick, reaching around 2m in height, inhabits sunny copses in hilly or mountainous regions. Leaves are opposite, the blades of which being ovate or narrowly oblong, 2.5-5cm long, 1-2cm wide, with margins with uneven serrations or nothing. On midribs on the backside are dense short divaricate hairs on either side. Flowers, 1-7 in number, yellow-white or yellow, or occasionally light-red-tinged. Corollas, 1-2cm long, are funnel-shaped,



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