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


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Epigaea asiatica / Iwanashi イワナシ

Bloom time: May-June

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 an oval shape with pointed tips, 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.



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