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

 

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Orobanchaceae /
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Species in the genus Lathraea:


Lathraea japonica / Yamautsubo

   

Lathraea japonica / Yamautsubo ヤマウツボ

 
Lathraea japonica is a perennial herb found in somewhat damp deciduous tree forests; rhizomes branch, crawl underground, erect 10-30cm-in-height thick peduncles with spike-like racemes in which set many flowers. The flowers are white, slightly tinge red-purple, with short pedicles, the bases of which are membranaceous, and equip small oblong-ovate bracts with sharp tips. Corollas are white tinged with red-purple, cylindrical, about 1.2cm long, with tips labiate. Bloom time: May-July.
   
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #6

 

 

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