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


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Limnophila sessiflora / Kikumo キクモ

Bloom time: August-October

Plantaginaceae /


Secies in the genus Limnophila:

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


Limnophila sessiflora / Kikumo キクモ

Limnophila sessiflora is a perennial herb that inhabits paddy fields, shallow marshy places, or ponds; rhizomes crawl in the mud. Leaves above the water's surface are in whorls of 5-8, 1-2cm long, 3-7mm wide, and pinnately deeply cut in, while in-water leaves tear themselves in a thread way. Axils on above waters' leaves generate small red-purple labiate flowers; calyxes are deeply cut in five and have vellus hairs. Capsules measure about 4mm long and are spherically ovoid. Bloom time: August-October.




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