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Scopolia japonica Maxim.

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

Scopolia Lam. (ハシリドコロ)
Hashiridokoro (ハシリドコロ, 走野老), Japanese belladonna or Korean scopolia
Lifeform: spring-ephemeral perennial forb
Distribution: Japan - Korea
Habitat: broad-leaved forest floor

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

Flower: bending and hanging down
Fruit: capsule (transverse dehiscence)
Medical herb (major components = (-)-hyoscyamine and atropine), but poisonous

analgesic, antispasmodic, materials of scopolamine, atropine, scopolia extract
Fig. Hyoscyamine

f. lutescens Sugim. (キバナハシリドコロ)

Scopolia japonica in Hokkaido University Campus

Scopolia Scopolia Scopolia
The plants might be escaped from the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Medicine. Near GSEES building in Hokkaido University Campus on April 22 2008.