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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SUMMER

 
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Family:
 
Aquifoliaceae /
Mochinokika


 

Species in the genus Ilex:


Ilex cornuta / Hiiragimochi
Ilex crenata / Inutsuge
Ilex integra / Mochinoki
Ilex latifolia / Tarayou
Ilex leucoclada / Himemochi
Ilex pendunculosa / Soyogo
Ilex rotunda / Kuroganemochi
Ilex serrata / Umemodoki
   

Ilex errata / Umemodoki ウメモドキ

 
Ilex errata, a shrub of 2-3m in height, grows in wetlands or damp deciduous broad-leaved forests with gray-brown barks. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; blades, 3-8cm long, 1.5-3cm wide, are oblong or oval-like long oblong, with tips pointed, bases acute, and fine sharp serrations on margins. Flowers, 3-4mm across, light purple, set themselves on current year's branch axils; inflorescence axes are so short that the flowers may be seemingly fascicled - 5-20 in male inflorescences and 2-4 in female ones. Petals are 4-5 in number, each 4mm long, and sepals are 4-5. Drupes, spherical, about 5mm across, mature red in September-October. Bloom time: June.
             
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #5

 

 

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