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

 

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Family:
 
Thymelaeaceae /
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Species in the genus Edgeworthia:


Edgeworthia chrysantha / Mitsumata

   

Edgeworthia chrysantha / Mitsumata ミツマタ

 
Edgeworthia chrysantha, a deciduous shrub growing to as tall as two meters, inhabits forests, branching well to form hemispheric tree-shapes. New branches emerge in three, yellow-brown, with adpressed hairs. Leaves are alternate; blades are 5-20cm in length, 2-5cm in width, long oblong or lanceolate, tips acute, margins entire. Petioles measure 5-10mm in size. In capitulum on branch tips, 30-50 small flowers bloom before leaves develop. The flowers are bisexual, petal-less - calyxes are prominent. Calyx tubes measure 8-15mm long and tips cleft in four. Insides the sepals are vivid yellow, outsides being with dense silky hairs. Bloom time: March-April.
 
                     
                     
                     

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