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Hylodesmum oldhamii / Fujikanzou フジカンゾウ

Bloom time: August-September

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Species in the genus Desmodium:

Hylodesmus oldhamii / Fujikanzou
Hylodesmus podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum var. japonicum / Nusubitihagi
Hylodesmus podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum var. japonicum f. albiflorum / Shirobananusubitohagi


Hylodesmum oldhamii / Fujikanzou フジカンゾウ

Hylodesmus oldhamii, a perennial herb occurring in fields and mountains, grows to 50-120cm in height, with sparse, coarse, and fine hairs all through. Leaves are of an imparipinnate compound leaf, with 5-7 leaflets; the terminal lobes are long oblong or obovate, 6-17cm long, 3-6cm wide, with tips sharp, margins entire, bases round or obtuse, and petiolules. Leaves whose texture is somewhat challenging and papery are gritty, as with the stems and dark green. Stem tips and axils emerge about 50cm long racemes in which many light pink papilionaceous flowers bloom. Bloom tie: August-September.




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