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

 

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Family:
 
Rutaceae / Mikanka
 

Species in the genus Orixa:


Orixa japonica / Kokusagi
   

Orixa japonica / Kokusagi コクサギ

 
Orixa japonica, a deciduous dioecious shrub with gray-white or gray-brown barks, is found in thickets or riverside forests and significantly grows to 1-5m in height. Leave are in a unique alternate arrangement called 'origxate phyllotaxis'; leaves attach alternately two each on either side. Blades measuring 5-12cm long, 3-7cm wide, in the shape of an obovate-like long-oblong or rhombus-like oval, with tips pointed, bases cuneate, and margins entire or shallow serrations. Flowers, light yellow-green, small, set themselves on axils on previous year's branches. Bloom time: April-May.
             
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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