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

 

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Asteraceae /
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Species in the genus Saussurea:


Saussurea gracilis / Hokuchiazami
Saussurea maximowiczii / Miyakoazami
Saussurea nipponica / Oodaitouhiren
Saussurea pulchella / Himehigotai
   

Saussurea gracilis / Hokuchiazami ホクチアザミ

 
Saussurea gracilis is a perennial herb found in grasslands in mountainous regions; the stems are slender, 10-30cm in height. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; radical leaves still exist in flowering time in a rosette way and have long petioles like the lower part's leaves. Blades are in the shape of a triangular,6-11cm in length, tips pointed. Many white hairs are observable on the backside. Bracts measure 8-14mm in width. Bloom time: August-October.  
     
                     
                     
                     

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