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


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Iris gracilipes / Himeshaga ヒメシャガ

Bloom time: May-June

Iridaceae /


Species in the genus Iris:

Iris domestica / Hiougi
Iris ensata var. spontanea / Nohanashoubu
Iris gracilipes / Himeshaga
Iris japonica / Shaga
Iris laevigata / Kakitsubata
Iris pseudoacorus / Kishoubu
Iris sanguinea / Ayame


Iris gracilipes / Himeshaga ヒメシャガ

Iris gracilipes is a perennial herb inhabiting somewhat dry forests or rocky areas in hilly districts. Compared to another species, Iris japonica, the whole is significantly small, and the leaves are tender and in clusters. Flower stalks grow to 15-30cm in height and set light purple flowers; the outer tepals have purple veins, yellow patches, and head crest-like thick yellow projections, as with the mentioned-earlier Iris japonica. I. gracillipes fruit well; the capsules measure about 8mm in diameter and have a spherical shape. Bloom time: May-June.




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