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 Petasites:

Petasites japonicus  / Fuki


Petasites japonicus / Fuki フキ

Petasites japonicus is a dioecious perennial herb that propagates by extending rhizomes. Leaves are kidney-shaped orbicular, 15-30cm in width, with bases deep-heart-shaped, and petioles grow to as long as 60cm in length and about 1cm in diameter. Before sprouting, scapes rise above the ground and set flower heads in a corymbs way. The scapes come out with many bracts with prominent parallel venations. Male plants grow to 10-25cm tall and set many yellow-white flower heads, while female ones, at first, are with dense flower heads but grow to approximately 45cm afterward. Bloom time: March-May.




inserted by FC2 system