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


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Illicium anisatum / Shikimi シキミ

Bloom time: March-April

Illiciaceae /


Species in the genus Illicium:

Illicium anisatum / Shikimi


Illicium anisatum / Shikimi シキミ

Illicium anisatum is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 2-5m in height with alternate leaves in the shape of a 4-10cm long oblong. Axils bear 2-3cm-in-diameter yellow-white flowers. Fruit (aggregate fruit of follicles) matures in September. The whole contains a poisonous substance, especially the deadly poisonous fruit. Bloom time: March-April.




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