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


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Stellaria diversiflora / Sawahakobe サワハコベ

Bloom time: May-July


Caryophyllaceae /


Species in the genus Stellaria:

Stellaria aquatica / Ushihakobe
Stellaria diversiflora / Sawahakobe
Stellaria media / Kohakobe
Stellaria neglecta / Midorihakobe
Stellaria sessiliflora / Miyamahakobe
Stellaria uchiyamana / Yamahakobe
Stellaria uliginosa var. undulata / Nominofusuma


Stellaria diversiflora / Sawahakobe サワハコベ

Strolling along mountain rivers in forests, you may encounter this perennial, Stellaria diversiflora; stems with no hairs crawling on the ground and the upper parts sloping upward to become 10-30cm in height. In a triangular-ovate shape, leaves are in opposite arrangement, with short hairs. Peduncles emerge from axils on the upper parts and set 1-1.5cm in diameter white flowers. Petals are five in number, cleft halfway. Stamens are 10, and styles (pistils) number three in all. Bloom time: May-July.




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