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

 

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Family:
 
Rubiaceae /
Akaneka


 

Species in the genus Mitchella:


Mitchella undulata / Tsuruaridooshi

   

Mitchella undulata / Tsuruaridooshi ツルアリドオシ

 
Mitchella undulata is an evergreen perennial herb inhabiting forests in mountainous regions, stems crawling on the ground to grow to 10-40cm in length, and taking roots at nodes. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, dark green and thick, without hairs, 1-1.5cm-long oval to orbicular ovate, with somewhat wavy margins. Branch tips set two flowers side by side. Corollas are generally white, occasionally tinge relatively light red, measuring 1.5cm long, with tips generally cleft in four. The corollas have white hairs, and two ovaries beneath the floral tubes are coalescent. Sap fruit mature in red, 8mm in diameter; flower marks remain on their tops. Bloom time: June-July.
                     
             
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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