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


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Wasabia japonica / Wasabi ワサビ

Bloom time: March-May

Brassiaceae /


Species in the genus Wasabia:

Wasabia japonica / Wasabi
Wasabia tenuis / Yuriwasabi


Wasabia japonica / Wasabi ワサビ

Wasabia japonica, a perennial inhabiting clear waters in valleys in mountainous regions, grows to 20-40cm tall. Radical leaves have long petioles, blades measure 6-12cm in diameter, orbicular, with bases cordate, wavy serrations on margins, surface glossy, and pass the winter. Short racemes give 4-petaled white flowers with leaf-like bracts at the small grounds of peduncles. The petals are in the shape of an oblanceolate, about 1cm across, with bases like nails. Stamens are 6 in number and anthers yellow. Bloom time: March-May.




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