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Dipsacus japonicus / Nabena ナベナ

Bloom time: August-September

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Species in the genus Dipsacus:

Dispacus japonicus / Nabena


Dipsacus japonicus / Nabena ナベナ


Dipsacus japonicus is a biennial herb found in sunny, damp grasslands; the stems grow over one meter in height and branch well, with stiff, spiny structures all over. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, and each pinnately cleft deeply into segments to the bases. The pieces are sharp-pointed at their tips, and the margins are serrated. Many light red-purple florets gather to form a ball-like flower head. About 2cm across, the flower head has 5-20mm-long involucral bracts, which curve backward when standing in a row. The corolla is cylindrical and cleft in 4 segments at the top. Stamens, 4 in number, are above the corolla. Bloom time: August-September.





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