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Galium spurium var. echinospermon / Yaemugura ヤエムグラ

Bloom time: May-June

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 spurium var. echinospermon / Yaemugura ヤエムグラ


Galium spurium var. echinospermon is an annual or biennial herb that inhabits tussocks or wastelands near villages. Stems are somewhat soft but have 4-ridges with downward prickles and grow to 60-90cm long. Leaves are in whorls of 6-8, each 1-3cm long, 1.5-4mm wide, broad-linear, or narrow-oblanceolate, with prickles on tips and spines facing backward on margins and backside midribs. Two out of 6-8 leaves are genuine, and the other 4-6 are stipules - though looking the same. Stem tips or axils bear inflorescences that set small yellow-green flowers. Corollas are cleft in four, and stamens are four in number. Bloom time: May-June.





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