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

 

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Family:
 
Carprifoliaceae /
Suikazuraka


 

Species in the genus Dipsacus:


Dispacus japonicus / Nabena

   

Dipsacus japonicus / Nabena ナベナ

 
Dipsacus japonicus is a biennial herb found in sunny, damp portions in grasslands, the stems growing over one meter in height and branching well, with stiff, spiny structures all over. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, each pinnately cleft deeply into segments to the bases. The pieces are sharp-pointed at their tips, and the margins 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, standing in a row, curve backward. The corolla is cylindrical and cleft in 4 segments at the top. Stamens, 4 in number, are above the corolla. Bloom time: August-September.
           
                     
                     
                     

AUTUMN #3

 

 

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