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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Elaeaganaceae /
Gumika


 

Species in the genus Elaeagnus:


Elaeagnus glabra / Tsurugumi
Elaeagnus macrophylla / Oobagumi (Marubagumi)
Elaeagnus multiflora / Natsugumi
Elaeagnus pungens / Nawashirogumi
Elaeagnus umbellata./ Akigumi
Elaeagnus umbellata var. corean / Karaakigumi
Elaeagnus umbellata var. rotundifolia / Marubaakigumi
   

Elaeagnus multiflora / Natsugumi ナツグミ

 
Elaeagnus multiflora, a deciduous shrub, occasionally being a tree, that grows to 2-4m in height, inhabits roadsides, spinneys, or wastelands in coastal to hilly districts. Leaves are alternate; blades measuring 3-9cm long, 2-5cm wide, broad-oblong to -oval, with silver squamous hairs on surfaces, and backsides also have dense silver squamous hairs mingling in them some red-brown squamous hairs. Leaf axils hang 1-3 light-yellow flowers down; calyx tubes are cylindrical, about 8mm long. Sepals are 4 in number, broad oval, significantly large. Pseudocarps are 1.2-1.7cm in length, broad-oval, mature red in May-July. Bloom time: April-May.
                     
               
                     

SPRING #4

 

 

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