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

 

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 Saxifragaceae / Yukinoshitaka


 

Species in the genus Ribes:


Ribes ambiguum / Yashabishaku
Ribes fasciculatum / Yabusanzashi

   

Ribes ambiguum / Yashabishaku ヤシャビシャク

 
Ribes ambiguum is a small deciduous shrub inhabiting the tops of old deciduous broad-leaved trees in mountainous regions, hanging down to 50-100cm in length. Unless the tree has fallen, it is probably impossible to see one. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; 2-5 leaves gather on each short branch tip. Their blades measure 3-5cm in diameter, in a reniform-orbicular shape, palmately cleft in 3-5 lobes, the margins having serrations. Flower buds, 1 or 2 in number, emerge from the short branch tip and blooms small light green-white flowers. The fruit is oval with needle-like glandular hairs - it still stays green even if ripened. Bloom time: April-May.
 
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #9

 

 

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