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Weigela middendorffiana (Carrière) K. Koch

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

Weigela Thunb. (タニウツギ)
Ukon·utsugi (ウコンウツギ, 鬱金空木), Middendorf weigela
Lifeform: deciduous shrub
Distribution: Far East - Japan (Hokkaido - Honshu)

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Habitat: grasslands and forest floor, often on disturbed sites such as volcanoes
Flower: center = yellow → red with time (for increasing pollination)

Macrodiervilla middendorffiana (Carrière) Nakai


Weigela middendorffiana in Hokkaido

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[1/2] at the entrance of Goshiki Spa, Niseko, central Hokkaido, on June 26 2006. [3] at the middle slope of Mount Tarumae on June 12 2008.

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[4-5] the shoots were shaded at a trail to go Mount Higashi-Nupukaushinupuri (1252 m elevation), eastern Hokkaido, on June 27 2013. [6] at the western slope of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014. Here, a debris avalanche probably occurred in the last century. Weigela7
[7] at the Fukiage Spa entrance of Mount Tokachi (十勝岳), central Hokkaido, on June 27 2017.