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

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Diphylleia grayi / Sankayou サンカヨウ

Bloom time: May-July

   
Family:
 
Berberridaceae /
Megika


 

Species in the genus Diphylleia:


Diphylleia grayi / Sankayou

 

   

Diphylleia grayi / Sankayou サンカヨウ

 

Diphylleia grayi is a perennial inhabiting mountain forests in hilly districts, the stem 30-60cm in height, setting two alternate leaves on the top, one large, positioned slightly lower than the other small. The big one is 20-30cm in length, 30-35cm in width, in the kidney shape, deeply cleft in two, with a long petiole, while the small one has no petiole and cleft deeply in the same way. The stem apex emerges a cymose inflorescence with small white flowers, each approximately 2cm across. The white petals become transparent when wet, sometimes associated with glass-made flowers. Bloom tie: May-July.

                     
         
                     

SPRING #4

 

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