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

 

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Family:
 
Asteraceae /
Kikuka


 

Species in the genus Gnaphalium:


Gnaphalium affine / Hahakogusa
Gnaphalium japonicum / Chichikogusa
Gnaphalium pensylvanicum / Chichikogusamodoki
 

   

Gnaphalium affine / Hahakogusa ハハコグサ

   
Gnaphalium affine, an annual or biennial herb common on roadsides or fields, grow15-40cm in height; the whole is with lanate (or fine fluff) - it looks whitish. Radical leaves are gone in their flowering time. On-stem leaves measure 2-6cm in length,0.4-1.2cm in width, in a spatulate or oblanceolate shape. Stem tips make short branches and set many small yellow flower heads on them. Involucres are approximately 3mm long, spherical-bell form; involucral bracts light yellow. Bloom time: April-June.
                   
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #5

 

 

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