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

 

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Family:
 
Hydrocharitaceae/ 
Tochikagamika


 

Species in the genus Ottelia:


Ottelia japonicum / Mizuoobako

 

   

Ottelia japonicum / Mizuoobako ミズオオバコ

 
Ottelia japonicum is an annual herb occurring in ponds, ditches, or paddies, leaves being underwater, the blades, broadly lanceolate, measuring 10-30cm in length, 2-15cm in width, the petioles are long. The leaf margins curl in a wave. Flower stalks grow up, through leaves, to the water surface and bear white or light red-purple flowers, 2,3cm in diameter. Bloom time: August to October.
                     
         
                     

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