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


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Pachysandra terminalis / Fukkisou フッキソウ

Bloom time: March-May

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Species in the genus Pachysandra:

Pachysandra terminalis / Fukkisou


Pachysandra terminalis / Fukkisou フッキソウ

Pachysandra terminalis is an evergreen, monoecious subshrub found in forests in mountainous regions; the lower part of the stems crawl on the ground, and the upper parts extend diagonally upward to grow 20-30cm in height. Leaves are thick, closely alternate, 3-6cm in length, 2-4cm in width, in the shape of an oval-like oblong or rhombus-like obovate, with coarse serrations on upper parts. Female flowers thickly attach to the upper legs, and males, 5-7 in number, beneath them. Either sex lack petals, with four sepals only. Bloom time: March-May.




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