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


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Stellaria media / Kohakobe コハコベ

Bloom time: January-December


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 media / Kohakobe コハコベ

Stellaria media is a biennial herb commonly seen everywhere across the country. Stems crawl on the ground, and the upper parts extend to 10-20cm in height, with soft hairs on one side. Leaves are ovate with acute tips, 1-2cm in length, with a bit of hair on the lower parts, margins entire, occasionally wavy, and those leaves on lower legs have petioles, while those on the upper parts do not. Flowers come in cymes; petals are white, 5 in number, each deeply cut in, shorter than sepals. Bloom time: January-December.





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