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

 

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Family:
 
Paeoniaceae /
Botanka


 

Species in the genus Paeonia:


Paeonia japonica / Yamashakuyaku
Paeonia obovata / Benibanayamashakuyaku
Paeonia obovata (alba) / Shirobanabenibanayamashakuyaku
   

Paeonia japonica / Yamashakuyaku ヤマシャクヤク

 
Paeonia japonica is a perennial herb growing to 30-60cm in height; the leaves, 3-4 in number, are of alternate phyllotaxis, each biternate leaf compound; the segments are in the shape of an obovate, 5-12cm in length, their bottom sides tinge white. Flower stalks set single flowers on the apex, blooming half-open, facing upward. Petals are white, 5-7 in number, and sepals beneath, 3 in number, are green. There are many stamens and 2-4 pistils in the centers, red stigmas a little bent. Fruits are follicles and ripen red in the autumn. Bloom time: April-May.
                     
             
                     

SPRING #8

 

 

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