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


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Callicarpa mollis / Yabumurasaki ヤブムラサキ

Bloom time: June-July

Verbenaceae /


Species in the genus Callicarpa:

Callicarpa dichotoma / Komurasaki
Callicarpa dichotoma f. albibacca / Shirominokomurasaki
Callicarpa japonica / Murasakishikibu
Callicarpa mollis / Yabumurasaki


Callicarpa mollis / Yabumurasaki ヤブムラサキ

Callicarpa mollis, a deciduous shrub in lowland forest edges or insides, grow to 2-3m in height, branching at the bases and extending diagonally upward, with gray-white, smooth barks. Leaves are alternate, blades being 5-10cm in length, broadly ovate to oblong, tip portions tapering to points, bases round, with plain serrations on margins, and sparse microtrichias on the surface and many white stellate hairs on the backsides. Inflorescences emerging from axils set 2-10 red-purple flowers in them; corollas measure 4-5mm long, upper parts cleft in 4, and the lobes open flat. Calyxes have dense white pubescent and stellate hairs—stamens, 4 in number, and pistils, 1, both projecting. Drupes measure 3-4mm across and mature in purple; sepals beneath cover themselves with dense hairs. Bloom time: June-July.


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