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

 

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Family:
 
Convolvulaceae /
Hirugaoka


 

Species in the genus Cuscuta:


Cuscuta japonica / Nenashikazura
Cuscuta campestris / Amerikanenashigusa

 

   

Cuscuta japonica / Nenashikazura ネナシカズラ

 
Cuscuta japonica, an annual satellite vine occurring in sunny locations in fields and mountains, is parasitic on various plants; extending long vines, it twines around host plants, emerge parasitic roots, and absorbs nutrients from them. The vines are wire-like and tinged yellow or purple-brown. Leaves measure less than 2mm long and are squamous. Short inflorescences set many small white flowers; corollas measure 4mm long and cleft in five. Bloom time: August-October.
         
                     
                     
                     

AUTUMN #3

 

 

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