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Crotalaria sessiflora / Tanukimame タヌキマメ

Bloom time: July-September

Fabaceae / Mameka


Species in the genus Crotalaria:

Crotalaria sessiflora / Tanukimame


Crotalaria sessiflora / Tanukimame タヌキマメ

Crotalaria sessiflora, an annual herb 20-60cm tall, occurs in sunny, moist, and damp locations, with many long brown hairs on parts like stems or leaves. Leaves are 2.5-10cm long, 4-8cm wide, and broad linear-shaped. Flowers, blue-purple, 1cm long, set themselves on branch tips in a raceme way; calyxes are significantly conspicuous with dense brown hairs, deeply cleft into two, upper lobes cleft in two anew, and lower lobes in three again. As flowering is over, the calyxes grow more significantly and entirely envelop legumes. Bloom time: July-September.




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