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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Brassiaceae /
Aburanaka


 

Species in the genus Wasabia:


Wasabia japonica / Wasabi
Wasabia tenuis / Yuriwasabi
 

   

Wasabia japonica / Wasabi ワサビ

 
Wasabia japonica, a perennial that inhabits clear waters in valleys in mountainous regions, grows to 20-40cm in height. 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.
           
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #13

 

 

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