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|