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


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Smilax nipponica / Tachishiode タチシオデ

Bloom time: May-June

Smilacaceae /


Species in the genus Smilax:

Smilax china / Sarutoriibara
Smilax nipponica / Tachishiode
Smilax riparia / Shiode


Smilax nipponica / Tachishiode タチシオデ

Smilax nipponica, a perennial herb found in fields and mountains, stems standing erect initially, then upper parts become vine-like and twine around. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, 4-20cm long, in the shape of an oblong, with surfaces not glossy and thin texture. Tendrils emerge from axils. Both male flowers and female flowers, 6-petalled, yellow-green, set themselves in umbels that emerge from axils; perianth lobes bend back not. Bloom time: May-June.




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