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


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Wisteria floribunda / Fuji フジ

Bloom time: May

Fabiaceae /


Species in the genus Wisteria:

Wisteria barachybotrys / Yamafuji
Wisteria brachybotrys f. alba / Shirobanayamafuji
Wisteria floribunda / Fuji


Wisteria floribunda / Fuji フジ

Wisteria floribunda, a deciduous tree liana with gray-brown barks, is found on forest edges or in bright forests, reaching the tree crown by coiling itself around the tree. The phyllotaxis is alternate; the leaves measure 20-30cm long, of an imparipinnate compound leaf with 5-9 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets are 4-10cm long long-oblong or narrow oval, and the margins are entire. 20-100cm long racemes droop down from the branch tips with many 1.5-2cm long purple butterfly-like flowers. Fruit (legume), 10-20cm long, with dense velvety short hairs, twist to split open in two as they mature to become dry and flick off the seeds about 1.2cm across, flat, circular, brown, and glossy. Bloom time: May.




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