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

 

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Family:
 
Orobanchaceae /
Hamautsuboka


 

Species in the genus Melanmpyrum:


Melampyrum laxum var. laxum / Shikokumamakona
Melampyrum laxum var. nikkoense / Miyamamamakona
Melampyrum roseum v. japonicum / Mamakona
Melampyrum roseum var. roseum / Tsushimamamakona
Melampyrum setaceum / Hosobamamakona
 

   

Melampyrum setaceum / Hosobamamakona ホソバママコナ

 
Melampyrum setaceum is an annual herb found in sunny grasslands or hill forest edges; slender stems are 25-50cm in height, with narrow leaves in opposite arrangement. The leaves, especially on the upper portions and the leafy bracts beneath the flowers, are equipped with long prickle-like serrations on the margins. Flowers, labiate, are dark red-purple. This species is hemiparasitic, as with all the other species in the genus. Bloom time: August-October.
         
                     
                     
                     

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