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

 

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Ericaceae /
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Species in the genus Rhododendron:


Rhododendron japonicum / Rengetsutsuji
Rhododendron japonicum f. flavum / Kirengestutsuji
Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. hondoense / Honshakunage
Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. okiense / Okishakunage
Rhododendron kaempferi / Yamatsutsuji
Rhododendron lagopus / Daisennmitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron reticulatum / Kobanomitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron reticulatum f. albiflorum / Shirobanakobanomitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron ripense / Kishitsutsuji
Rhododendron semibarbatum / Baikatsutsuji

   

Rhododendron lagopus / Daisennmitsubatsutsuji ダイセンミツバツツジ

 
Rhododendron lagopus, a deciduous tree, 1-4m in height, grows in forests and the edges in mountainous regions, the branches spreading sideways. Leaves are in a whorl of three, each blade being 5-8cm in length, 3-6cm in width, in the shape of a roundish diamond shape, with the tips pointed and broadly cuneate base, the margin having wavy serrations. The widest is in the middle part. Vivid red-purple flowers singly come out on branch tips before or at the same time when leaves develop. Corollas are 3.5-5cm across, funnel-shaped, and cut in five - there are dark dotes on the upper three lobes. Long white hairs grow on calyxes and peduncles. Significant hairs on the peduncles characterize this species. Bloom time: April-May.
         
                     
                     
                     

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