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 Ophiorrhiza:


Ophiorrhiza japonica / Satsumainamori

   

Ophiorrhiza japonica / Satsumainamori サツマイナモリ

 
Ophiorrhiza japonica is a perennial herb, 10-25cm in height, inhabiting forests in mountainous regions. Leave are oval-shaped or in the shape of a long-oblong-like lanceolate, 2-5cm in length, with sharp-pointed tips, and bases become narrower to grow into fine pedicles. Stem tips create drepanium inflorescences, in which set some white flowers with as short as 1mm long pedicels. Corollas are funnel-shaped, tips cleft in five, measuring 1-5cm in length. Bloom time: December-May.
                     
         
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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