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


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Briza maxima / Kobansou コバンソウ

Bloom time: May-July

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Species in the genus Briza:

Briza maxima / Kobansou
Briza minor / Himekobansou


Briza maxima / Kobansou コバンソウ

Many ago, Briza maxima, an annual introduced from Europe, grew wild, making significantly large communities throughout western Japan. Leaves are 5-12cm long, 3-8mm wide, and linear-lanceolate shape. Inflorescences are panicle-like; some to 20 spikelets set on tips of fine, thready pedicles hang down. Those spikelets are 1.4-2.2cm long, 0.8-1.3cm wide, in the shape of a swollen ovate-oblong, at first light green, becoming yellow-brown later. Bloom time: May-July.



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