Itea japonica

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Itea japonica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/itea/itea-japonica/). Accessed 2020-02-27.

Genus

Glossary

inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
serrate
With saw-like teeth at edge. serrulate Minutely serrate.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Itea japonica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/itea/itea-japonica/). Accessed 2020-02-27.

Of recent intrioduction to Kew, this is a deciduous shrub with glabrous branches. Leaves bright green, thin, between oblong and ovate, up to 5 in. long and 238 in. wide, long-acuminate, finely serrate, downy beneath, shortly stalked. Inflorescence densely flowered, up to 8 in. long. Native of Japan in Kyushu and Shikoku (and one locality of the main island).


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