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Japanese Wood Poppy

Glaucidium palmatum


Shirane-aoi is a perennial wildflower endemic to the northern Japan. It is sometimes called "Japanese Wood Poppy." It flowers in mid-spring.


Mountainous areas along the Sea of Japan in Northern Honshu and Hokkaido.


This was flowering in a shady forest in early June in the Shirakami Sanchi, Natural World Heritage Site.

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弘前市 (Hirosaki), Japan

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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