November 1, 2009

Himetsurusoba (Persicaria capitata) in Engaku-ji temple

"Himeturusoba" is a evergreen perpetual which is native to Himalayas. Its stalks creep around over the ground and its tiny pinkish flowers bloom almost all year around forming small ball-shaped clusters on the tips of its twigs. Besides, its small leaves turn vivid red in autumn.

In Kita-kamakura, blooming of this "Himeturusoba" reaches its best time in late autumn and I find the beautiful carpets made of the pink flower-balls and reddish leaves of this plant in many places.

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