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




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Species in the genus Apios:

Apios fortunei / Hodoimo


Apios fortunei / Hodoimo ホドイモ

Apios fortunei is a vine perennial that grows to 2m or more. Stems wind themselves the other plants around to climb and, on the other side, make rhizomes in the ground. Leaves are pinnate compounds with 3-5 leaflets of 4-9mm long and 2-6m wide, in an oval shape. Butterfly-shaped flowers are light yellow-green, with broad vexilla, small alae with tips tinging light purple, and carinae bending inside. Bloom time: July-September.




inserted by FC2 system