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Chelonopsis moschata / Jakousou ジャコウソウ

Bloom time: August-September

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Species in the genus Chelonopsis:

Chelonopsis moschata / Jakousou


Chelonopsis moschata / Jakousou ジャコウソウ

Chelonopsis moschata is a 0.6-1m in-height perennial herb in damp places in mountainous valleys. The phyllotaxis is alternate; the leaves are long-oblong shaped, 10-20cm long, with short, 5-12mm long petioles, with margins with coarse serrations, and fine hairs as with stems. Axils on the stem's upper parts emerge short peduncles and set 1-3 red-purple labiate flowers; the corollas measure 4-4.5cm in length. Giving a shake to the stems or the leaves allegedly sends a smell of musk. Bloom time: August-September.




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