June 13, 2010

A Kinshi-bai (Hypericum patulum) flower in Engaku-ji temple

"Kinshi-bai" blossoms in the gray rainy season of summer and its vivid golden flowers and fresh green leaves look brilliant in the gentle rain of June.

The name "Kinshi-bai" means "a plum-like blossom with golden threads" because its flower looks like a five-petalled blossom of plum and the yellow fine stamens of the flower look like the threads of gold.

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