honey suckle

honey suckle

15.10.14

TOAD LILY

Tricyrtis hirta (toad lily, ホトトギス)is a hardy perennial that is native to Japan, growing on shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks. The flowers are one inch wide with six whitish to pale purple tetals that have dark purple spots.  Its Japanese name 'Hototogisu', that means a lesser cuckoo, is derived from spotted pattern of the bird.

A chaste tree has been blooming since July and toad lily has started to bloom together.




Hototogisu (a lesser cuckoo)

This toad lily grows at the gap of the stone wall.  This may be one of the typical place it grows.






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