April 19, 2014

Another Hybrid (April 19th)

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire).
The hybrid of Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire) and
 Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

     We also checked how the hybrid violets, which we found a couple years ago, were doing.
They were doing pretty fine.   They were blooming already!

咲いてましたよ!
ヒナは結構、咲き出してますが、エイザンはまだ、そこまで咲いてる花が多いわけではないので、
やはりハイブリッドは開花が早いのかなぁ…
もう一種類は残念ながら、場所が探しだせず、確認できませんでした。面目ない。

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana f. variegata (Fuiri Hina Sumire).

Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 
The backside of the leaves are purplish like the ones of 
Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 
They were spreading.

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire).
先日のカワギシと比べてふくよかな印象。 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Around the Fuji Area (April 19th)

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).
They looked as if they just woke up.

    We went to see some violets around the Fuji area.  On the way, we saw some snow left in the shade of some mountains, but we found quite a few interesting ones.
It was a little early for their prime, but we succeeded in taking fair pictures of Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 

富士山周辺へ出かけてきました。
フジザクラやツツジはまだほとんどでしたが、気の早いスミレが咲きはじめていました。

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).
ようやく目を覚ましたところもかわいらしい。

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).
群生が楽しめるのはまだもうちょっと先みたい。

It was foggy all day.
一日中、ガスってました。

Viola yezoensis (Hikage Sumire).
一株だけ開花してました。

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).
I saw this kind 4 years ago, but it was finishing at that time.
So, it was our first time to see the fresh open flower of this kind of violet this time.

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 
ようやく咲いてるのに出会えました。

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).
きれいな色です。 

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 
This lovely violet is amazingly tiny!
Compare it with the size of 1 yen coin!

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire). 
ちっちゃくてかわいすぎです。

The white flower version of 
Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana f. variegata (Fuiri Hina Sumire).
シロバナのフイリヒナスミレも見つけました。
このエリア、樹木もいろんな種類があるからか、
スミレの種類も多様です。
 

April 17, 2014

The Same Hybrid Once Again (April 17th)


Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
The hybrid between Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire) 
and Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

   I quickly went to check the same hybrid of violet as the one found last Saturday and Sunday.
Most of the buds were open!  I have been checking this spot for several years, but I have never seen them blooming so nicely before.  I got there around 8:40 AM and nobody was there till I left the spot, so I enjoyed the view with beautiful violets alone.
The flowers were pretty fresh still, so I think they will be nice during this weekend, too.

日曜には蕾でしたが、今日の朝、見てきたら、きれいに開いていました。
よく観察すると、エイザン寄りのもの、マキノ寄りのものがあって、興味深かったです。
 
Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
They were so beautiful in the morning sunshine.

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
The spur looks like the one of Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
This one got the most of the flowers.

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
The backside of the leaves were purplish.
マキノのように葉っぱがピンと立ってますが、
マキノよりも葉っぱの裏が紫がかってます。

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
Some of the flowers have no hair in the center.
like Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire). 
個体によりマキノ寄りのものも有れば…

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
肉厚な感じの葉っぱ。

Viola x taradakensis var. eizalacea (Kawagishi Sumire).
Some of the flowers have some hair in the center
like Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire). 
エイザン寄りのものも…

Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola rossi (Akebono Sumire).
アケボノも結構、咲いてきました。

Viola rossi (Akebono Sumire).
  
Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).
こちらは葉っぱと蕾がほとんど。

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
The hybrid between Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire) 
and Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
こちらも日曜に見たのと同じ個体。 

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire). 
まだまだきれいに咲いてます。

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire). 

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).
フモトも咲いてるものが少し増えてきました。

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).