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:
 
Ericaceae /
Tsutsujika


 

Species in the genus Vaccinium:


Vaccinium ciliatum / Aragenatsuhaze
Vaccinium japonicum / Akushiba
Vaccinium oldhamii / Natsuhaze
Vaccunium smallii  var. versicolor / Kansaisunoki
Vaccunium smallii / Oobasunoki
 
   

Vaccinium oldhamii / Natsuhaze ナツハゼ

 
Vaccinium oldhamii, a deciduous shrub found in forests in hilly districts, grows to 1-3m in height, and trunks are single or bushy, branches spreading sideways. Leaves are alternate, blades being 3-8cm in length, 2-4cm in width, in the shape of an oblong or broadly ovate, both ends pointed, margins entire. Leaf margins have coarse hairs on tips of which there exist glands. More hairs are on veins. Branch tops emerge racemes horizontally in which many light yellow-green flowers bloom facing downward. Corollas, 4-5mm in length, bell-shaped, cleft shallowly in five, the lobes bend somewhat backward. Sap fruit matures black in August-October. Bloom time: May-June.
     
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #12

 

 

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