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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SUMMER

 
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Family:
 
Lamiaceae /
Shisoka


 

Species in the genus Clinopodium:


Clinopodium chinense var. parviflorum / Kurumabana
Clinopodium gracile / Toubana
Clinopodium_hinense_var._hibetchense / Yamakurubabana
Clinopodium micranthum var. micranthum / Inutoubana
Clinopodium multicaule / Yamatoubana

 

   

Clinopodium gracile / Toubana トウバナ

 
Clinopodium gracile, a 15-30cm tall perennial, grows in damp places like paths between paddies or roadsides. Stems are slender, spread in crowds from the bases, and the basal parts crawl on the ground. Leaves are alternate, 1-3cm long, 1-2cm wide, in the shape of an ovate to broadly ovate, with shallow serrations on margins. Flowers set themselves annularly in some rows; corollas measure 5-6mm in length, light red, with ligulate calyxes with a few short hairs on veins. Bloom time: May-August.
               
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #3

 

 

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