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

 

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Family:
 
Celastraceae /
Nishikigika


 

The other species in the genus Parnassia:


Parnassia foliosa var. nummularia / Shirahigesou
Parnassia palustris var. multiseta / Umebachisou
 

   

Parnassia palustris var. multiseta / Umebachisou ウメバチソウ

 
Parnassia palustris var. multiseta inhabits damp part in the mountain grassland and bears a single 2.0-2.5cm across white flowers on the top of the 10- to 40cm stalks, facing the sky. Most interesting is that this species has five staminodes ( a term that means stamen not having the ability to produce pollen), each of which splits into a dozen to twenty-two, on top of each creating a beautiful yellow nectary-ball. It is fascinatingly beautiful.
 
                     
         
                     

▲AUTUMN #7

 

 

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