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




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Caryophyllaceae /


Species in the genus Silene :

Silene armeria / Mushitorinadeshiko
Silene firma / Fushiguro
Silene gallica / Mantema
Silene gallica var. gallica / Shirobanamantema
Silene kiusiana / Ogurasennou
Silene sieboldii / Matsumotosennou


Silene gallica var. gallica / Shirobanamantema シロバナマンテマ

Silene gallica var. gallica, an approximately 50cm tall European annual, grows wild on dry riverbeds or roadsides, with long- and glandular- hairs throughout. Stems branch well, and the lower parts somewhat crawl on the ground. With no petioles, leaves are 2-4cm in length, 0.5-1cm in width, and an oblong shape; the ones on underparts are broadly spatulate at the ends, with margins entire and somewhat undulate. One centimeter long, 5-petalled, white to light red flowers set themselves on stem tops facing the same direction. Bloom time: May-June.




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