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Scabiosa japonica / Matsumushisou マツムシソウ

Bloom time: August-October

Carprifoliaceae /


Species in the genus SScabiosa:

Scabiosa japonica / Matsumushisou


Scabiosa japonica / Matsumushisou マツムシソウ


Scabiosa japonica, a biennial growing to 60-90cm in height, inhabits grasslands in mountainous areas, whose radical leaves pass the winter as a rosette. Not only the radical leaves but the other ones are pinnate as well. Tips of stems grow long to develop into peduncles, and the ends bear purple head flowers, each measuring 4cm in diameter. Blooming time: August-October.





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