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


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Viburnum furcatum / Mushikari ムシカリ

Bloom time: April-June

Carprifoliaceae /


Species in the genus Viburnum:

Viburnum carlesii  var. bitchiuensis / Choujigamazumi
Viburnum dilatatum / Gamazumi
Viburnum erosum / Kobanogamazumi
Viburnum furcatum / Mushikari
Viburnum japonicum / Hakusanboku
Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki / Sangoju
Viburnum phlebotrichum / Otokoyouzome
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum / Yabudemari
Viburnum sieboldii var. obovatifolium / Hirohagomagi
Viburnum urceolatum / Yamashigure
Viburnum wrightii / Miyamagamazumi

Viburnum furcatum / Mushikari ムシカリ

Viburnum furcatum, a deciduous shrub of around 6m in height, inhabits forests in mountainous regions, branching well to grow thick. The branches are brown when young and turn purple-brown later. Leaves are opposite; blades are circular to broad-oval and 6-20cm in diameter, tips pointed, and bases heart-shaped, with margins with small uneven serrations. Branch ends emerge 6-14cm-long corymbs that bear many white flowers; in the center parts of the corymbs gather small hermaphrodite flowers, around which there come 2-3cm-across white ornamental flowers that cut in five and open flat. Bloom time: April-June.




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