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:
 
Thymelaeaceae /
Jinchougeka


 

The other species in the genus Daphne:


Daphne kiusiana / Koshounoki
Daphne pseudo-mezereum / Onishibari
 

   

Daphne kiusiana / Koshounoki コショウノキ

 
Daphne kiusiana, a small evergreen shrub less than 1m in height, inhabits forests or their edges, with green barks at first, then purple-brown later. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades measuring 4-16cm long, 1.5-4cm wide, in the shape of a long-oblong or oblanceolate, with entire margins. Leaf surfaces are glossy and with no hairs as with backsides. Flowers are dioecious; branch tips give birth to several flowers in a head-shaped way. Calyx tubes are white, fleshy, and thick, 8-10mm in length, tips cleft in four, with dense hairs on the outsides. Drupes are spherical, 0.8mm in diameter, mature red in June. Bloom time: February-April.
                     
           
                     

SPRING #4

 

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