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


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Galium odorata / Kurumabasou クルマバソウ

Bloom time: May-July

Rubiaceae /


Species in the genus Galium:

Galium japonicum / Kurumamugura
Galium kamtschaticum var. acutifolium / Oobanoyotsubamugura
Galium kikumugura / Kikumugura
Galium kinuta / Kinutasou
Galium odorata / Kurumabasou
Galium pogonathum / Yamamugura
Galium spurium var. echinospermon / Yaemugura
Galium trachyspermum / Yotsubamugura
Galium trifloriforme / Okukurumamugura
Galium trifidum ssp. colombianum / Hosobanoyotsubamugura
Galium verum ssp. asiaticum / Kibanakawaramatsuba
Galium verum ssp. asiaticum f. lacteum / Kawaramatsuba


Galium odorata / Kurumabasou クルマバソウ


Galium odorata is a perennial herb borne in forests in mountainous regions, stems growing to 20-30cm in height without branching, with whorls of six to ten leaves around them. The leaves, with no petioles, are narrow, long-oblong, or oblanceolate, 1.5-4cm long and 3-13mm wide. Correctly, the phyllotaxis of this species is opposite; 2 out of 6-10 are real opposite leaves, and the other 4-8 are stipules - seemingly no differences in shape and size. Stem tips bear cymes and set 4-12 white flowers in them. Corollas are funnel-shaped with tips cleft in four, and stamens are four in number. Bloom time: May-July.



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