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


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Broussonetia kazinoki / Himekouzo ヒメコウゾ

Bloom time: April-May

Moraceae /


Species in the genus Broussonetia:

Broussonetia kazinoki / Himekouzo
Broussonetia kazinoki x B. papyrifera / Kouzo
Broussonetia papyrifera / Kajinoki


Broussonetia kazinoki / Himekouzo ヒメコウゾ

Broussonetia kazinoki, a deciduous shrub, inhabits forest edges or roadsides in low hills or mountainous regions. Current new branches attach short hairs and vanish later, however. Leaves are alternate; blades are 4cm long, 2-5cm wide, in the shape of a warped ovate, varying from no cuts to 3 notches, with margins somewhat acceptable. Flowers are dioecious; axils in the new branch's bases bear male inflorescences, and females put themselves in the axils on the upper parts. With female inflorescences, 0.5mm-long-across, spherical, purple styles attract attention. Bloom time: April-May.




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