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Chionographis japonica / Shiraitosou シライトソウ

Bloom time: May-June

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Species in the genus Chionographis:

Chionographis japonica / Shiraitosou


Chionographis japonica / Shiraitosou シライトソウ

Chionographis japonica is a perennial herb inhabiting forests or forest edges along streams in mountainous regions. Radical leaves radially develop, growing into an oblanceolate shape, 8-14cm in length, with fine wavy serrations on margins. Scapes measure 15-40cm in height, with linear on-stem leaves. Stem tips give 10-20cm-long racemes with many white flowers. The flowers bloom from bottom to top in order, and the perianth lobes are 6 in number, the upper four being linear, with tops thick, and the lower two being significantly short. Bloom time: May-June.




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