Aisatsu

Aisatsu

This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Other thinlgs: Springtime flowers

Spring in Japan starts in the beginning of February and the first flowers are from that time

Seriba Oren, セリバオウレン,  Coptis japonica (Thunb.) Makino var. major 





Kibushi, キブシ, Stachyurus praecox





 Sumire, スミレ, Japanese wild violets, start popping out in February as well. 







Edible plants and flowers:
Tsukushi, ツクシ, (Equisetum arvense) Field horsetail



Fuki, フキ,  (Petasites japonicus) Giant butterbur







Renge, レンゲ, Chinese milkvetch. They are planted to add nutrition to the soil like a kind of manure



With Meadow Bunting, ホオジロ



 Murasaki keman, ムラサキケマン, Incised fumewort 



Matsuba unlan,マツバウンラン, Blue toadflex



Halfway April in dark corners of hilly parks: fuderindo, フデリンドウ a Japanese Gentian



On bright sunny spots: Poppies, ポッピ



Yaezakura, ヤエザクラ. The cherry blossom tree that blooms last.



Fuji,  藤, Japanese wisteria




They grow in parks, where they are sculpted into tunnels etc, very attractive, as well as in gardens and as wild flowers in the mountains 



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