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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SUMMER

 
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Family:
 
Smilacaceae /
Shiodeka


 

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.
   
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #11

 

 

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