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(First upload on June 16 2016. Last on June 7 2021) [ 日本語 | English ]

Hepatica nobilis Schreb.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Hepatica Mill. (ミスミソウ)

H. nobilis Schreb.
var. japonica Nakai
Misumisou (ミスミソウ, 三角草), kidneywort or liverwort
Yukiwarisou (ユキワリソウ, 雪割草)
Lifeform: evergreen perennial forb
Distribution: south to Chubu District
Habitat: under treee cover
Flower: white at Pacific Ocean side - sometimes blue, purple and red at Japan Sea side
Chromosome number: 2n = 14
Use: many cultivars traditionally used for gardening
Synonyms:

Anemone hepatica L. var. japonica (Nakai) Ohwi
f. japonica (Nakai) Yonek. (ミスミソウ, s.s.)
f. lutea Kadota (エチゼンミスミソウ)

f. magna (M. Hiroe) Kitam. (オオミスミソウ)
Distribution: Japan Sea side, west to Yamagata Prefecture
f. pubescens (M. Hiroe) Kadota (ケスハマソウ)
Distribution: Honshu (west to Kinki District) and Shikoku
Hair: on both sides of leaf
Chromosome number: 2n = 28 or 42
f. variegata (Makino) Nakai (スハマソウ, 州浜草)
Leaf: the top of leaf lobes are acute or rounded
Distribution: south to Tohoku District
Chromosome number: 2n = 14
Synonyms:

Anemone hepatica L. var. japonica (Nakai) Ohwi f. variegata (Makino) H. Hara

Anemone hepatica L. var. japonica (Nakai) Ohwi f. nipponica (Nakai) Ohwi

var. asiatica (Nakai) H. Hara (マンセンスハマソウ)
索引

Hepatica nobilis Schreb. in Hokkaido


var. japonica (ミスミソウ)

ST1 ST2 ST3
ST4 ST5 ST6
[1-4] probably escaped from a garden at the Toyotomi Hachiman Shrine, Toyotomi Town, northern Hokkaido, on April 24 2016.


var. japonica f. magna (オオミスミソウ)

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden, Kobe, western Japan, on March 17 2019.


var. japonica f. pubescens (ケスハマソウ)

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden, Kobe, western Japan, on March 17 2019.


Double-flowered cultivars

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] within a pot in front of a house in N19/W3, North Ward, Sapporo, on April 28 2021.

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