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タケニグサ -Plume poppy-

Category : [Tokyo Weeds Catalog]
Posted by snotch at July 27, 2003 6:02 PM

タケニグサ (Plume poppy)タケニグサ (Plume poppy)

locationlongitude:139.32.6.11 latitude:35.42.21.82
和名タケニグサ学名Macleaya cordata
別名チャンパギク科名ケシ科
生態多年草分布本州~九州
草丈100cm~200cm葉形円心形

道端や空き地で、他の雑草に比してひときわ大きな草丈なのがタケニグサだ。深い切れ込みのある、直径10~30cmはある大きな葉と、白粉で覆われたように葉裏や茎が白いのとで、空き地などでよく目立つ。7月~8月には、頂部に円錐花序を伸ばして多数の白色花をつけるので、さらによく目立つ。
タケニグサの花は、多数の雄蘂と中心部一本の雌蘂からなる花で、非常に精緻な容姿を持つ。蕾のときについている2枚の白いがくは、開花とともに落ちてしまうので、開花後、花弁を持たない花には’蘂’だけが残る。この花の寿命は1日限り。
野性的な本体を持ち、繊細な花をつけるタケニグサは、欧米では観賞用の宿根草として人気があるとか。日本では雑草の身分だけれど、よく見れば見所の多い草じゃないだろうか。

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Along roadsides and on a vacant lot, Plume poppy (Japanese calls "takenigusa") grows higher than the rest. Because of its deeply-lobated leaf between 20cm and 30cm in diameter and its white culm and under side of leaf as if be covered by face powder, it is prominent on a vacant lot. From July to August, it is much more prominant for masses of white flower growing panicles at the top of plant.

The flower of Plume poppy consist of androecium and a single pistil, and has well sophisticated appearance. Two pieces of white calyxes in its bud stage drop at flowering time, then after the bloom only a pistil and stamens are left without petal. This flower's life is for a single day.

I heared that Plume poppy which has a wild body and blooms sophisticated flowers is popular as ornamental jaundice root in Europe and the United States. In Japan, the position of weeds is given to "takenigusa", however is this second-sight impressive?

Comments

Bonjour,

I'm french.From Senlis near Paris. Could you tranlate for me this post. I would want to know more about this japanese plant, Macleaya cordata.

Dômo

for the translation.