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

 

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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 in hills or mountains, trunks are in bundles and branch well at upperparts and grow to 1-3m in height with smooth green barks. Leaves are alternate, blades measuring 3-16cm long, 1.5-6cm wide, 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 petals are oval-triangular. Bloom time: April-May.
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #6

 

 

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