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

 

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Family:
 
Asteraceae /
Kikuka


 

Species in the genus Taraxacum:


Taraxacum albidum / Shirobanatanpopo
Taraxacum arakii / Yamazatotanpopo
Taraxacum hideoi / Kibishirotanpopo
Taraxacum officinale / Seiyoutanpopo
Taraxacum pectinatum / Kushibatanpopo
Taraxacum maruyamanum / Okitanpopo
 

   

Taraxacum arakii / Yamazatotanpopo ヤマザトタンポポ

 
Taraxacum arakii is an indigenous-to-Japan dandelion. One of the striking differences from T. officinale, a common species widely spread throughout the country, is that its outer involucral bracts stick to the interior ones, while T. officinale, the exterior involucral stuff essentially bends outward. As T. arakii is relatively rare across Shimane, Shimane Red Data Book lists it as a VU. With this native species, the outer involucral bracts, which are ovate long-oblong and the tips caudate, reach half the length of the interior ones. Bloom time: April-May.
                     
         
                     

SPRING #10

 

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