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Paederia scandens / Hekusokazura ヘクソカズラ

Bloom time: August-September

Rubiaceae /


Species in the genus Paederia:

Paederia scandens / Hekusokazura



Paederia scandens / Hekusokazura ヘクソカズラ

Paederia scandens is a perennial vine in sunny thickets, riverbanks, or grasslands. Stems extend long to twine clockwise (when looked at above) around the other plants. Leaves are opposite, 4-10cm long, 1-7cm wide, in an oblong or long ovate, with tips pointed, petiole bases with triangular ramentums formed by right-and-left-bonding stipules. Axils emerge in short cymes and sparsely set gray-white flowers. Corollas are about 1cm long, bell-shaped, with tips shallowly cleft in five and open flat; throats and insides are re-purple. Drupes, spherical, about 5mm in diameter, mature in yellow-brown. Bloom time: August-September.




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