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

 

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Family:
 
Smilacaceae /
Shiodeka


 

Species in the genus Smilax:


Smilax china / Sarutoriibara
Smilax nipponica / Tachishiode
Smilax riparia / Shiode
 

   

Smilax riparia / Shiode シオデ

 
Smilax riparia, a perennial vine, inhabits fields and mountains. Leaves are alternate, 5-15cm in length, ovate-like oblong, with 5-7 veins, somewhat thick and glossy. Petioles measure 1-2.5cm in length, with bases with tendrils, a variation of stipules with which twine around. Axils give umbels and set small green-yellow flowers; male flowers' perianth lobes are 4-5cm long, lanceolate, and somewhat small, while females' ones are oblong and small. Sap fruit is spherical, about 1cm across, and matures black. Bloom time: July-August.
 
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #11

 

 

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