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


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Lonicera japonica / Suikazura スイカズラ

Bloom time: May-June

Carprifoliaceae /


Species in the genus Lonicera:

Lonicera gracilipes var. glabra / Uguisukagura
Lonicera japonica / Suikazura
Lonicera vidalii / Oninohyoutanboku



Lonicera japonica / Suikazura スイカズラ

Lonicera japonica, a semi-evergreen liana with gray-brown barks found on roadsides or in fields and mountains, well branches and grows thick. Leaves are opposite; blades measure 3-7cm long, 1-3cm wide, in a long oblong shape, with entire margins, tips not too sharp, and bases abruptly end as if cut off or broad wedge-shaped. Axils on the branch tips set 2 each of sweet-fragrant flowers, white or slightly light red at first but gradually turning yellow; corollas are labiate, 3-4cm long, tips of fine floral tubes cut in two, and the upper lips shallowly cleft in four. Bloom time: May-June.


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