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

 

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Family:
 
Menyanthaceae /
Mitsugashiwaka


 

Species in the genus Menyanthes:


Menyanthes trifoliata / Mitsugashiwa
 

   

Menyanthes trifoliata / Mitsugashiwa ミツガシワ

 
Spreading rhizomes sideways, Menyanthes trifoliata, an aquatic perennial herb, inhabits marshes or swamps in mountainous regions. With long petioles, leaves are three leaflets, each 4-8cm in length. Stem tops make racemes, around 30cm in height, and set 10-20 about-1cm-across-white flowers in them; they bloom in order from the bottom to the top. Corollas cleft deeply in 5, and each segment has many twisted white hairs inside. Sepals 5 in number, stamens 5, and pistils 1. Bloom time: May-August.
                     
                 
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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