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Caryopteris divaricata / Kariganesou カリガネソウ

Bloom time: August-September

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Species in the genus Caryopteris:

Caryopteris divaricata / Kariganesou


Caryopteris divaricata / Kariganesou カリガネソウ

Caryopteris divaricata is a perennial herb occurring on forest edges or wasteland edges in mountainous regions. As the flowering time approaches, it gives off a unique odor. With a cross-section square, the stem stands erect branches well at the upper parts and reach approximately one meter high. The leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, each broad-oval shaped with a 1 to 4-cm long petiole, the tip sharply pointed, the base circular or shallowly heart-shaped, and the blade-margin is serrated. The leaf axil delivers a cyme that sparsely sets blue-purple flowers in it. The corolla is cylindrical; the end cuts in 5; the lower lobe curves back, and the pistils, 3-3.5cm long, angle facing downwards and pop outside the flower along with the flower's style. Bloom time: August-September.




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