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




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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 japonica / Shaga シャガ

Iris japonica is an evergreen perennial herb many of which grow in colonies in forests; its leaves measure 30-60cm in length, 2-3.5cm in width, green and glossy. Flower stalks grow to 30-70cm in height, and branch at upper parts and set light white-purple flowers; the flowers, measuring 4-5cm in diameter, open in the morning and wither in the evening. Outer perianth lobes cut finely in at the edges, and give orange-yellow dots plus crest-formed projections in the center portions, and also light purple dots around them. Inner perianth segments are somewhat small and its tips are cleft in two and finely cleft afresh, thus, they look like petals. Bloom time: April-May.




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