April 26, 2015

The Oku-musashi Area (April 25th)

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

    I went to the Oku-musahsi Area to see some violets in the morning.
There were lots of Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire) and Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire) flowers blooming on the ridge.
   I found quite a few of the hybrid between these two violets.
   It is so interesting to see the diversity of the shapes and colors of the hybrid even if the combination of the parents are the same.

去年に引き続き、今年も見てきました。
マキノもフモトもたくさん咲いていて、その交雑種もかなりたくさん咲いていました。
両親は同じなのに、こんなにも変化があって、面白いですね。

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
Today's first hybrid!

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola violacea var. makinoi  (Makino Sumire).

Viola sieboldi f. variegata (Fuiri Fumoto Sumire).

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).

Viola sieboldi (Fumoto Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
Viola violacea var. makinoi doesn't have any tiny hair in the center of the flower, 
but this kind of violet has tiny hair in the center of the flower
like Viola sieboldi.

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
The leaves look like the ones of Viola sieboldi.

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

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

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


Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).
This one looked closer to Viola violacea var. makinoi.
The leaves were long 

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).
This one also has hair in the center of the flowers.

Viola sieboldi f. variegata (Fuiri Fumoto Sumire).
The hybrid shown above was surrounded with this kind of violets.

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
They were forming a patch.

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
The backside of leaves are purple like the ones of Viola sieboldi.

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
Here is the close-up.
Can you see the hair?

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
There were quite a few of them at this spot.

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

Viola x pseudo-makinoi f. concolor (Midori Mitsumori Sumire).
Here is the spur.

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

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola violacea var. makinoi (Makino Sumire).

Viola sieboldi f. variegata (Fuiri Fumoto Sumire).

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

Viola rossii (Akebono Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).
The web-like pattern looks the same as the one on the petals of Viola sieboldi.

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).

Viola x pseudo-makinoi (Mitsumori Sumire).
This one has much longer leaves
and the shape of the flower is closer to the ones of Viola violacea var. makinoi.

Viola sieboldi f. variegata (Fuiri Fumoto Sumire).

Rhododendron kaempferi (Yama Tsutsuji).

April 19, 2015

Near the Fuji area (April 18th)

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

  Here are some pictures taken near the Fuji area.
We found quite a few kinds of violets.

今年も咲いてるか確認してきました。
その他の交雑種は見つけられませんでしたが、シコクスミレが咲いてるのを見つけました。

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).
There must have been snow a couple days before.

Mt. Fuji.

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola orientalis (Ki Sumire).

Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola tokubuchiana var. takedana (Hina Sumire).

Prunus incisa (Mame Zakura, Fuji Zakura).

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

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

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire).
The hybrid of Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire) and
 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). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola bissetii (Nagaba-no-sumiresaishin).

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Viola x savatieri (Okutama Sumire). 

Paeonia japonica (Yama Shakuyaku).
We found quite a few of them there for the first time.
We should come back to this area again in May.

Viola shikokiana (Shikoku Sumire).
I had never seen this kind around there before.

Viola shikokiana (Shikoku Sumire).

Viola shikokiana (Shikoku Sumire).

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).
I love this kind of violet.

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire) with 1-yen coin.
This kind of violet is so tiny!

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).
The spur is bright purple.
I like this color!

Viola tokaiensis (Toukai Sumire).
Here is the close-up of the leaf.

Meles meles anakuma (Nihon Anaguma, Japanese Badger).
I saw this animal for the first time.
It kept looking at us and stayed there for a while,
and then moved in the nest.