February 21, 2010

Hukujyuso (Adonis ramosa) flowers in Tokei-ji temple

A "Hukujyuso" flower, which seems to burst out directly from the cold ground, is also one of the particular flowers announcing the arrival of spring in Kita-kamakura.

At the early stage of its flowering season, this plant bears its vivid yellow flowers on the very short stems which only slightly appear on the surface of the ground. Thereafter its stems and leaves gradually grow and its succeeding flowers blossom in an ordinary manner.

The name "Hukujyuso" means a plant which brings happiness and longevity for the new year.

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