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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Cornaceae /
 Mizukika


 

Species in the genus Cornus:


Cornus kousa /
Yamaboushi
Cornus macrophylla / Kumanomizuki








 

   

Cornus kousa / Yamaboushi ヤマボウシ

 
Cornus kousais is a deciduous tree with dark red-brown barks found in forests or grasslands in mountainous regions. It grows to 5-15m in height. Branches tinge brown or red-brown, and leaves attach onto their tops together, opposite; blades are 4-12cm long, 3-7cm wide, wavy, broad-oblong or board-ovate-oblong, with pointed tips, bases round, margins entire. Flowers open when the leaves have developed. Staffs that look like petals are involucral bracts, 3-8cm long, oval or long-oblong-like ovate, in the center of which come masses of small 20-30 light yellow-green flowers. Petals and stamens are both 4 in number. Multiple fruits, 1-1.5cm across, spherical, mature red. Bloom time: May-July.
       
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #4

 

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