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


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Galium trachyspermum / Yotsubamugura ヨツバムグラ

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 trachyspermum / Yotsubamugura ヨツバムグラ


Galium trachyspermum, a perennial herb borne on paths between paddies or roadsides, grows to 20-50cm tall. Stems are 4-ridged and slender and occasionally lie down on the ground. Leaves are in whorls with four, each 0.6-1.5cm in length, 3-6mm in width, in the shape of an oval-long-oblong to oval, with tips short and pointed, and white hairs on margins and backsides. Two leaves out of the 4 are genuine, and the other 2 are leaf-like stipules - generally a bit smaller than the actual leaves. Stem tips or axils emerge inflorescences that set some light yellow-green flowers about 1mm across. Bloom time: May-June.





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