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

 

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Family:
 
Illiciaceae /
Shikimika


 

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 long-oblong of 4-10cm in length. 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 fruit is deadly poisonous. Bloom time: March-April.
                   
                     

SPRING #6

 

 

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