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


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Pogonia japonica / Tokisou トキソウ

Bloom time: May-July

Orchidaceae /


Species in the genus Pogonia:

Pogonia japonica / Tokisou
Pogonia minor / Yamatokisou



Pogonia japonica / Tokisou トキソウ


Pogonia japonica is a perennial, terrestrial orchid species found in a sunny, acidic marshland. The stem stands 10-30cm in height with a single 4-10cm long oval leaf about halfway position and a red-purple flower facing sideways on a shoot apex. The flower: sepals and petals measure 2-2.5cm long; thickly grow fleshy protuberances inside the lip. This species flowers in June in this part of the country. Bloom time: May-July.





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