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

 

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Asreraceae / Kikakuka

 


 

Species in the genus Saussurea:


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

Saussurea pulchella / Himehigotai ヒメヒゴタイ

 
Saussurea pulchella is a biennial found in grasslands in mountainous regions; stems grow to 0.4-1.5m in height and branch well on upper parts. Leaves are in an alternate arrangement, in the shape of a lanceolate or broad lanceolate, and leaves are deeply cut in a pinnate way on lower portions. On both leaf sides, visible are vellus hairs and glandular dots. Flower heads are red-purple,1.2-1.6cm in diameter, bracts are campaniform, and on tips on involucral bracts are red-purple appendixes. Florets are all tubular. Bloom time: August-October.
                   
                     
                     
                     

▲AUTUMN #9

 

 

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