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




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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. Bloom time: August-September.




inserted by FC2 system