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




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Species in the genus Lyonia:

Lyonia ovalifolia var.elliptica / Nejiki


Lyonia ovalifolia var.elliptica / Nejiki ネジキ

Lyonia ovalifolia var. elliptica, a deciduous shrub to small tree, found on hills or dry mountain- ridges or slopes. Leaves the phyllotaxis of which are alternate; blades 5-10cm long, 2-6cm wide, broad oval-like oblong, with tips pointed, bases somewhat heart-shaped, margins entire, both surfaces with sparse adpressed hairs, and dense hairs on backside midribs to upper parts of petioles. The petioles measure 5-10mm in length. Previous year's branch axis emerge 4-6cm long racemes and set many white flowers facing downward. Corollas are 8-10mm long, urceolate, shallowly cleft in five, and the outsides with sparse fine hairs. Bloom time: May-July.




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