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 Pseudostellaria:


Pseudostellaria heterantha / Wachigaisou

   

Pseudostellaria heterantha / Wachigaisou ワチガイソウ

 
Pseudostellaria heterantha, a 5-15cm in height perennial, inhabits damp places in the shade of trees in mountainous regions, the stems having 1-2 vertical rows of hairs. Leaves are opposite-arranged; the blades are oblanceolate to oval-oblanceolate, 1-4cm long, tapering off to a short petiole, leaf edges at the bases have sparse hairs, and tips pointed. White 1cm-in-diameter five-petaled flowers appear on the ends of slender peduncles borne at axils. The reddish-purple anthers make a vivid contrast with the white petals. Bloom time: April-June.
                     
       
                     

SPRING #8

 

 

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