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2020.09.15

モミジガサ

 裏道にモミジガサが咲いています。湿った林床に生える多年草で、若芽は山菜として食べられます。和名は、モミジのように切れ込みのある葉に由来します。キク科らしい頭状花で、5個の小花が集まって1個の花のように見えています。


"Momijigasa(モミジガサ)" plants are in bloom in the back road. They are perennial plants living in moist forest floors. Their young sprouts are edible. "Momiji(モミジ)" in its name means "maple tree" and it comes from their leaves that look like maple leaves. "Momijigasa(モミジガサ) " plants have flower heads as they are in the same group as chrysanthemums. The white long flowers in the photo you probably consider as one actually consist of 5 flowers.