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

 

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Family:
 
Phytolaccaceae /
Yamagobouka


 

Species in the genus Phytolacca:


Phytolacca americana / Youshuyamagobou
Phytolacca
acinosa / Yamagobou
Phytolacca japonica / Maruminoyamagobou
 

   

Phytolacca acinosa / Yamagobou ヤマゴボウ

 
Phytolacca acinosa is a large-sized perennial herb that grows to as tall as 1m with green stems and leaves of 10-20cm long egg-shaped oblong. Inflorescences are erect, not droop even during fruiting time. Flowers are white, approximately 8mm in length, and fruit separates itself in 8 mericarps and matures in black-purple. This species resembles Phytolacca japonica in some respects; with P. acinosa, anthers are pink, while in P. japonica white. Another clear difference lies in seed capsules; with P. acinosa, they separate, while with the other, not. Bloom time: June-September.
                     
                   
                     

SUMMER #8

 

 

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