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

 

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Family:
 
Ericaceae / Tsutsujika


 

Species in the genus Epigaea:


Epigaea asiatica / Iwanashi

   

Epigaea asiatica / Iwanashi イワナシ

 
Inhabiting gravelly soil in rocky areas in montane forests, Epigaea asiatica, a small evergreen shrub, branches out to crawl on the ground, rooting and growing diagonally upwards to approximately 10cm in height. Leaves, with short petioles, are of alternate phyllotaxis, leathery, in the oval shape with pointed tips, the blades measuring 4-10cm long, and the margins have long coarse brown hairs along with them. Flowers, light red, 3-6 in number, come in racemes set on the branch ends; the corollas, each 1-1.5cm long, tubular, cleft in five at the top, and bending backward. Bloom time: May-June.
           
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #5

 

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