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Potentilla centigrana

Potentilla centigrana

Potentilla centigrana

Potentilla centigrana

Potentilla centigrana

Potentilla centigrana

わが国の各地をはじめ、朝鮮半島や中国、極東ロシアに分布しています。低地や山地のやや湿った林縁や草地などに生え、高さは10〜30センチになります。茎は細長く、地面を這って群生します。葉は三出複葉で、小葉は楕円形で縁に粗い鋸歯があります。また葉の裏面は粉白色を帯びます。6月から8月ごろ、葉腋から花柄をだし、小さな黄色の花を咲かせます。果実は「へびいちご」のように赤く熟さず、そう果の集まりは淡緑色です。 
バラ科キジムシロ属の多年草で、学名は Potentilla centigrana。英名はありません。 
"Hime-hebi-ichigo" (Potentilla centigrana) belongs to the Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed in various parts of Japan, as well as in Korean Peninsula, China, and Far East Russia. This herb grows in slightly moist forest edges and grasslands of lowlands and mountains, and its height is 10 to 30 cm. The stems are slender, crawling on the ground and crowding. The leaves are trifoliate with elliptic, coarsely toothed leaflets. The back of the leaf is powdery white. The small yellow flowers come in bloom on the axilary peduncles from June to August. The fruits are not ripened red like "False strawberry (Duchesnea chrysantha)", and the gathering of achenes is pale green. 
山形県小国町玉川中里にて、2018年06月04日撮影。 

Shu Suehiro
shu@botanic.jp