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

 

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Family:
 
Verbenaceae/
Kumatsuzuraka


 

Species in the genus Verbena:


Verbena officinalis / Kumatsudura
   

Verbena officinalis / Kumatsuzura クマツヅラ

 
Verbena officinalis, a perennial herb inhabiting fields and mountains or roadsides, grows to 30-80cm in height. Stems, square, stand erect and branch at upper parts, and the whole is with fine hairs. Leaves measure 3-10cm in length, 2-5cm in width, in the shape of an ovate, generally cleft in three, and the lobes pinnately cut in afresh. Leaf surfaces dent along veins and are wavy in a wrinkled way. Branch tips bear slender inflorescences growing to about 30cm in height and set about 4mm across light red flowers. Bloom time: June-September.
               
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #12

 

 

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