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

 

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Cornaceae /
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Species in the genus Cornus:


Cornus kousa /
Yamaboushi
Cornus macrophylla / Kumanomizuki








 
   

Cornus macrophylla / Kumanomizuki クマノミズキ

 
Cornus macrophylla, a deciduous tree, 8-12m in height, grows to as large as 30cm in diameter, with green or red-brown ridged branches. Leaves are opposite, gathering together at the branch tips; blades are 6-15cm long, 3-7cm wide, ovate-like long-oblong, tips sharply pointed in a tail way, bases are broadly cuneate, with entire margins. The branch tops emerge corymbs above the leaves and densely set yellow-white flowers in them; petals are 4 in number, 4-5mm long, narrow long-oblong; stamens are four and style one. Drupes are spherical, approximately 5mm in diameter, mature purple-black in July-October. Bloom time: June-July.
             
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #3

 

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