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Species name (Scientific Name) Photo (Date Taken) Flowering Time Flowering Time Red Data Book Note
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Oki-no-abura-giku(Dendranthema okiense) Photo (Oct. 17) Sep., Oct. Native species of the Oki Islands

Only found in Shimane and Yamaguchi Prefectures, this flower lives on the rocky coasts and roadsides of all four Oki Islands.

Daruma-giku(Aster spathulifolius) Photo (Oct. 4) Sep., Oct., Nov. Near Threatened (Shimane Prefecture)

Continental plant. This plant is found on rocky coasts and cliffs along the Sea of Japan coastline from Shimane to Yamaguchi Prefecture, in Kyushu Island, and on the Korean Peninsula up to the Ussuri River around the Russia-China border.

Japanese speedwell(Veronica ornata) Photo (Sep. 1) Aug., Sep. Near Threatened (Shimane Prefecture)
Vulnerable (Japan)

This plant is commonly found in all of the islands, in particular Chiburijima Island. It lives on rocky coasts and more rarely on rocky outcrops and roadside slopes in inland areas. It is also found in parts of the Sea of Japan coast in Tottori, Hyogo and Kyoto Prefectures.

Himehigo-tai thistle(Saussurea pulchella) Photo (Jul. 30) Aug., Sep., Oct. Vulnerable (Japan)

Continental plant. Found in Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and China and eastern Siberia in sunny grassland areas.

Miyama-uzura orchid(Goodyera schlechtendaliana) Photo (Aug. 31) Aug., Sep.

Cold region plant. This plant is found in Hokkaido, Honshu. Shikoku and Kyushu Islands from flat plains to mountainous areas.

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