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


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Smilax riparia / Shiode シオデ

Bloom time: July-August

Smilacaceae /


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 transformed from stipules, with which it twines 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.




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