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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Hamamelidaceae /
Mansakuka

 


 

Species in the genus Hamamelis:


Hamamelis japonica / Mansaku
   

Hamamelis japonica / Mansaku マンサク

 
Hamamelis japonica is a deciduous small- or tree, or shrub, generally 2-5m in height, with gray barks, found in somewhat dry slopes or forests on ridges in mountainous regions. Leaves are alternate, 5-10cm long, 4-7cm wide, diamond-like orbicular to broad oval; asymmetrical and upper halves are triangular, with margins coarsely undulate. Flowers bloom before leaves develop; The flowers set themselves some in bundles on branch tips that have emerged from axils of previous year's branches. Petals are 4 in number, linear, approximately 2cm in length, sepals four, oval, generally dark purple. Bloom time: March-April.
       
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #5

 

 

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