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!

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。まずはとりいそぎ画像をひとつだけ。


April 16, 2014

Hikage and Kogesawa (April 15th)

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).

    I went to the Hikage and Kogesawa area to see some violets.
There were lots of Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire) flowers blooming.
I took the first bus from Takao Sta., so I was able to enjoy seeing the violets without any big crowd.

朝一で高尾方面に行ってきました。
高尾からの始発バスに乗ったのは、自分を入れて二人だけ。
流石に平日の早朝は、ほとんど人に会いませんでしたが、9時、10時くらいからはいくつかのグループが訪れてました。
マルバが目立つようになって、若干の焦燥感を感じ始める季節になりました。
ちょっと眼を離した隙に、季節は過ぎていきます…

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).
Lots of hair on the stems and leaves and the center of the flowers.

Viola yezoensis (Hikage Sumire).

Viola yezoensis (Hikage Sumire).
I used the flash, and then the tiny hair on the leaves showed up clearly.
フラッシュを使ったら、葉っぱの微毛が真っ白になってます。

Viola yezoensis (Hikage Sumire).

Viola japonica (Ko Sumire).

Viola keiskei (Maruba Sumire).
こちらが大分目立ってきました。

 Viola phalacrocarpa f. glaberrima (Oka Sumire).
きれいな色が目をひきました。

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).
I found quite large patch!

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).
わちゃわちゃ楽しそうに咲いてました。

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).

Asarum caulescens (Futaba Aoi).

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).
The leaves are brown, so they are hard to find against the soil and fallen leaves of trees.
土や落ち葉の色に混じって目立たないので、うっかり踏んでしまわないようご注意を。

Viola yezoensis f. discolor (Takao Sumire).
This one has interesting leaves.
場所によって、葉っぱの様子がだいぶ違います。

Viola bissetii (Nagaba-no-sumiresaishin).
ナガバノもたくさん咲いています。

Trees were budding out.

Cherry blossoms were blooming in the mountain.

Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

 Omphalodes japonica (Yama Ruri-sou).
まだちょっとだけ残ってました。

Kerria japonica (Yamabuki).

April 14, 2014

Other violets and wildflowers in the Western Tokyo (April 12th and 13th)

 Cymbidium goeringii (Shun Ran).

     Here are more pictures of violets and wildflowers.
There will be more violet flowers in a couple weeks.

ヒナは早速、咲き始めていました。
スミレ類はあと1,2週間でいろんなのが咲きそろうんじゃないかなぁ…

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).  

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).  

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

 Viola bissetii (Nagaba-no-Sumiresaishin).

Shortia uniflora (Iwa Uchiwa).

Shortia uniflora (Iwa Uchiwa).

Viola rossi (Akebono Sumire).
日当たりのよい所でちらほら咲き出してます。

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana f. variegata (Fuiri Hina Sumire).
いつもと違うコースを歩いたら咲いてました。

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana f. variegata (Fuiri Hina Sumire).
都内ではひさびさのフイリ。

Erythronium japonicum (Katakuri). 
カタクリも咲き出しています。

Rhododendron pentaphyllum var. nikoense (Aka Yashio).
ミツバツツジが目立つ中、アカヤシオも見つけました。

Erythronium japonicum (Katakuri). 

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Erythronium japonicum (Katakuri). 

Viola grypoceras (Tachitsubo Sumire).
This one has interesting color leaves.

Somewhere in the Western Tokyo (April 12th)

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

    We found another hybrid on April 12th.
It seemed that it was pretty early for the flowers of Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire) and Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire), because there were only smaller leaves of them.
However, my partner found the open flower of Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire), and we looked around the spot, then we found the hybrid.
The shape looked likeViola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire), but the leaves were little longer and the color of the flowers looked like the ones of Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

こんな交雑種も見つけました。
マキノもフモトも葉っぱがほとんどでまだまだこれからな状態の中、一株だけ目立ってました。
以前見つけたものより、フモト寄りな見た目でした。
交雑種ってやっぱり開花が早いみたいですね。

There were quite a few buds!

Only one of the flowers were open in the morning.

The leaves looked like the ones of Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire),
which is different from the one I found last year.

The backside of the leaves were purplish.

The flower was lovely pink.
There were lots of hair in the center of the flower, 
which is different from Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).
Most of them had just small leaves so far.

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).

The leaves of Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).
There were quite a few of them on the course.

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).
A couple of them were already blooming.

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
More flowers were open around 14:30 in the afternoon.

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

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

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