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

 

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Family:
 
Asparagaceae /
Kijikakushika


 

Species in the genus Smilacica:


Smilacina japonica / Yukizasa
 

   

Smilacica japoncum / Yukizasa ユキザサ

 
Smilacica japoncum is a perennial herb inhabiting mountainside forests, with rhizomes, 4-7mm in diameter, crawling sideways. Stems measure 20-70cm in height, and leaves are in the shape of an ovate-like long-oblong,6-15cm in length, with hairs on both sides. Stem tips give panicles coarse hairs and set many white flowers in them. Perianth lobes are narrow-oblong, being 3-4mm in length. Sap fruit mature dark red. Bloom time: May-July.
                     
     
                     

 

SPRING #10

 

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