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

 

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Family:
 
Phrymaceae /
Haedokusouka


 

Species in the genus Mazus:


Mazus miquelii / Murasakisagigoke
Mazus miquelii f. albiflorus / Shirobanasagigoke
Mazus miquelii f. roseus / Momoiromurasakisagigoke
Mazus pumilus / Tokiwahaze

   

Mazus miquelii / Murasakisagigoke ムラサキサギゴケ

 
Mazus miquelii, a perennial herb found in damp places like paths between paddies, propagates by sending out runners. Leaves gather together at the bases, 4-7cm in length, 1-1.5cm in width, in an obovate or oblong shape. Those on the runners are small and in an opposite arrangement. Scapes, 10-15cm in height, emerge through among the basal leaves and sparsely set light purple to red-purple flowers on them; corollas are lip-shaped, measuring 1.5-2cm in length; the upper lips are cleft in 2, and the lower lips in 3, and calyxes are in a campanulate shape and cranny in five. Bloom time: April-May.
         
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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