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




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Species in the genus Opithandra:

Opithandra primuloide / Iwagirisou


Opithandra primuloide / Iwagirisou イワギリソウ

Opithandra primuloide is a perennial herb borne on wharves in valleys, leaves, thick, emerging from the bases with 4-10cm-long petioles, in the shape of a broad-ovate, 4-10cm in length, and the margins are serrated. Flower stalks arise from leaf axils and bear umbels on them and set approximately 10 red purple flowers, blooming sideways in them. The corollas are funnel-shaped labiate, about 2cm in length. If this species once dries up and wither, then it turns into something like a piece of dried gray paper sticking onto the rocks. It can look like part of the cliff, and observers may not notice. However, it revives with the supply of abundant rainfall. No idea if this is true of the other habitats, however. Bloom time: May-June.




inserted by FC2 system