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


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Disporum sessile / Houchakusou ホウチャクソウ

Bloom time: April-May

Colchicaceae /


Species in the genus Disporum:

Disporum sessile / Houchakusou
Disporum smilacinum / Chigoyuri



Disporum sessile / Houchakusou ホウチャクソウ

Disporum sessile is a perennial herb found in forests in hilly districts. Stems branch at the upper parts to grow to 30-60cm in height. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, 5-15cm long, 1.5-4cm wide, in the shape of a long-oblong to broad-oblong, glossy, with pointed tips. Branch tips hang down one or two light green-white flowers. Perianths measure 2.5-3cm, gathering together in a tubular way and open not entirely; the bases of the perianth lobes bulge, and the upper half is darker green. Bloom time: April-May.




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