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

 

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Family:
 
Malvaceae / Aoika
 

Species in the genus Hibiscus:


Hibiscus hamabo / Hamabou
   

Hibiscus hamabo / Hamabou ハマボウ

 
Hibiscus hamabo, a deciduous shrub, 1-3m in height, grows in sandy or muddy soil in seashores or river mouths. Leave are of alternate phyllotaxis, the blades are 4-7cm in length, 3-6cm in width, in the shape of an orbicular or broad oval with the tips tempering short to points and with the bases round or somewhat heart-shaped. The leaf margins are shallowly serrated. Flowers, one or two in number, each 5-10cm in diameter, yellow, come at leaf axils on the branch ends; the center portions are dark red, petals are six in number. Bloom time: July-August.
           
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #5

 

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