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:
 
Carprifoliaceae /
Suikazuraka


 
Species in the genus Sambucus;

Sambucus chinensis / Sokuzu
Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana / Niwatoko
   

Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana / Niwatoko ニワトコ

 
Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana is a deciduous shrub or small tree that grows as tall as 6m and branches well from lower parts; the branches extend as if to draw a parabola. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, of an imparipinnate compound leaf of 8-30cm in length. The leaves on the branches that set flowers have 2-3 pairs of leaflets, while those without flowers have 3-6 teams. The leaflets measure 3-10cm long, 1-4cm wide, long-oblong-shaped, with sharp tips and bases round to cuneate, and margins with fine serrations. New branch's tips give 3-10cm wide panicles and set many 3-5mm across flowers that tinge yellow-white, occasionally light purple. Drupes mature in dark red. Bloom-time: march-May.
         
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #9

 

 

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