(First upload on March 8 2014. Last on October 6 2020) [ 日本語 | English ]

Linaria bipartita (Vent.) Willd.

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

Linaria L. (ウンラン)
Murasaki-unran (ムラサキウンラン, 紫海蘭), clovenlip toadflax
Lifeform: perennial forb - flowering during spring and summer
Distribution: native to Europe faced to the Mediterranean

Japan: firstly reported in the late Meiji Era
Hokkaido: Blue List category B

Habitat: roadsides
Body: hairless
Flower: deep blue, violet and mauve, sometimes pink
Chromosome number: 2n = 12
Utilization: cultivated as an ornamental plant → escaped

Antirrhinum purpureum L., basionym (→ Linaria purpurea (L.) Mill.)

Varieties: many cultivars, e.g., Canon Went

Linaria bipartita in Japan

Linaria1 Linaria2 Linaria3
Linaria4 Linaria5 Linaria6
[1-3] at a roadside, N19/E2, East Ward, Sapporo, on September 3 2013. [4/5] at a roadside, N10/W1, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 23 2015. Records: along a paved road in N21/E2, East Ward, Sapporo, on October 1 2019. [6/7] on a sandbar along Toyohira River, Sapporo, on July 14 2020.