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Helwingia japonica / Hanaikada ハナイカダ

Bloom time: April-May

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Species in the genus Helwingia:

Helwingia japonica / Hanaikada


Helwingia japonica / Hanaikada ハナイカダ


Helwingia japonica, a deciduous shrub inhabiting damp locations along mountain rivers, hills, or mountains, has trunks in bundles and branches well at upper parts. It grows to 1-3m in height with smooth green barks. Leaves are alternate, with blades measuring 3-16cm long, 1.5-6cm wide, and broad-oblong, with tips tail-like to pointed and bases obtuse or broadly cuneate. Margins are with shallow serrations, the tips growing to awns toward glands. Light green flowers set themselves on approximately central positions of midribs; male flowers 4, and females generally 1, occasionally 2-3. The flowers measure 4-5mm across, and the petals are oval-triangular. Bloom time: April-May.





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