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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Ranunculaceae /
Kinpougeka
 


 

Species in the genus Pulsatilla:


Pulsatilla cernua / Okinagusa
 

   

Pulsatilla cernua / Okinagusa オキナグサ

 
Pulsatilla cernua is a perennial herb growing in sunny grasslands, the whole being significantly hairy. Radical leaves are bipinnately compound, with long petioles, the leaflets cleft afresh into 2-3 segments. As the flower stalks grow up to as high as around10cm, flowers bloom, and still, they extend more to reach about 40cm in height when flowering ends. On-stem leaves, petiole-less, and bonding at bases together, are in a whorl of three, each thinly cleft into leaflets. Flowers buds singly emerge on the tips of flower stalks and bloom facing downwards. The bell-shaped flowers measure approximately 3cm in diameter, with no petals, sepals are petal-like, 6 in number; insides are dark purple-red, outsides look whitish, since being covered densely with the silky white hairs. There are many stamens in the same way as pistils; long hairs are close together on styles. Bloom time: April-May.
                     
             
                     

SPRING #8

 

 

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