フィールド日記

2020.08.28

タマアジサイ

裏道の沢沿いでタマアジサイが咲いています。山地の谷間などに見られるアジサイの仲間です。アジサイは梅雨に咲くイメージがありますが、本種の花期は1か月以上遅く、夏から秋にかけて咲きます。


和名は、蕾が球形をしていることに由来します。

"Tamaajisai(タマアジサイ)" trees are in bloom along a stream in the back road. It is a kind of hydrangea that is usually seen in mountain valleys. We have an image that hydrangea blooms during the "Tsuyu" (Japanese rainy season). However, this species, "Tamaajisai", starts to bloom one month later than other species of hydrangea. we can enjoy "Tamaajisai" in summer and even fall.
"Tama(タマ)" in its name means "sphere" and it comes from the shape of its buds.