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Lysichiton camtschatcense(family: Araceae)

Japanese name: Mizu-basyou

This plant grows colder part of Japan, along the stream of snow-meltwater in spring. This plant is one of the most loved wildflowers in Japan. Japanese nameMizu-basyo(Water-banana) is from that leaf of this plant looks like the one of banana-plant. In spite of the prettyness of this flower, this plant have large leaf, hard to imagin from its flower.

My observation records:

02/May/'99 Bijyo-Highland Gifu-pref late to see bloom,a few remain blooming
01/May/'99 Yamanaka-pass, Kotori-pass Gifu-pref. fully bloom but the@bract turns pale-yellow because of forest
01/May/'99 Hirugano-Highland Gifu-pref full blooming
10/May/'98 Mt. Gozaisyo Suzuka-range a few flower remains
01/May/'98 Hirugano-Highland full blooming at bog