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


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Arisaema japonicum / Mamushigusa マムシグサ

Bloom time: April-June

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Species in the genus Arisaema:

Arisaema heterophyllum / Maidurutennanshou
Arisaema japonicum / Mamushigusa
Arisaema kiurashianum / Himeurashimasou
Arisaema ringens / Musashiabumi
Arisaema thunbergii ssp. thunderberigii / Nangokuurashimasou
Arisaema thunbergii ssp. urashima / Urashimasou


Arisaema japonicum / Mamushigusa マムシグサ

Arisaema japonicum, variable in form and color, is a perennial herb inhabiting damp forest floors in mountainous regions, growing to 50-60cm in height, with two leaves with many pedately divided oblong leaflets, also with oblate-shaped corms underground. Pseudostems are generally purple patches of clouds that may remind of a pit viper. Spathes and leaves open simultaneously, the former ranging from green to purple, with white stripes. Bloom time April-June.


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