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


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Limnophila aromatica / Shisokusa シソクサ

Bloom time: September-October

Plantaginaceae /


Secies in the genus Limnophila:

Limnophila aromatica / Shisokusa
Limnophila indica / Kokikumo
Limnophila sessiflora / Kikumo


Limnophila aromatica / Shisokusa シソクサ


Limnophila aromatica: An annual that inhabits rice fields or wetlands with a shiso (herb) flavor. Stems are tender and round and occasionally branch to grow 15-20cm in height, the basal parts crawling somewhat sideways. Leaves are opposite, occasionally in whorls of three, 1.5-3cm long and 3-7mm wide, soft, with no hairs and glandular spots on back surfaces. Flowers set themselves on the upper part's axils, with 7-15mm-long peduncles and small bractlets. Calyxes, 5-7cm long, cut themselves halfway in five; the segments are lanceolate. Corollas are about 1cm long; stamens are 4, and two are short. Bloom time: September-October.





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