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


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Thesium chinense / Kanabikisou カナビキソウ

Bloom time: April-June

Santalaceae /


Species in the genus Thesium:

Thesium chinense / Kanabikisou


Thesium chinense / Kanabikisou カナビキソウ

Thesium chinense is a 10-25cm tall hemiparasitic perennial occurring in sunny grassland, having a tinge of white/green throughout. The stem comes in a bundle, with linear 2-4cm long alternate leaves. A flower lacking petals stands at the short stalk that emerges from an axil. Each calyx lobe cuts itself into 4 or 5 at the tip. Like a leaf, two vesicles of the same shape exist at the base, plus one bract beneath them. Bloom time: April-June.




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