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 pseudo-mezereum / Onishibari オニシバリ

 
Daphne pseudo-mezereum, a deciduous shrub less than 1m in height, grows in deciduous forests. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; blades measure 5-13cm in length, long-oblong, with 7-9 pairs of veins that irregularly branch. The leaves fall in summer. Flowers are dioecious; leaf axils bear some yellow-green flowers in a bundle. Calyx tubes. 5-9mm in length, tips cleft in four. Sepals are half as long as the calyx tubes. Drupes, approximately 8mm in size, spherical, mature red in May-July. Bloom time: February-April.
     
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #4

 

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