フィールド日記

2020.09.22

ネコハギ

ススキ野原でネコハギが咲いています。乾いた草地に見られ、茎は長く地面をはいます。同じ仲間のイヌハギに対して、全体に毛が多いことからネコハギと呼ばれるようになったと言われています。


A "Nekohagi(ネコハギ)" plant is in bloom in the Japanese pampas grass field. It grows in dry grass fields. Its stems are long and crawling on the ground. There is a plant called "Inuhagi" in the same group as "Nekohagi". "Neko" and "Inu" in each name mean "cat" and "dog" respectively. It is said the name "Nekohagi" implies that the plant is more 'hairy' than "Inuhagi".