Pure white flowers in full bloom in northern Okinawa

Pure white flowers in full bloom in northern Okinawa

Tarenna gracilipes in the northern area of Okinawa. People compare the beauty of its petals to a woman's lips.


July 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

With the rainy season having finished, pure white flowers are in full bloom in the northern area of Okinawa. Their outstanding beauty captivates people in the lead-up to midsummer.

Tarenna gracilipes are found from the southern area of Kyushu down to Okinawa and Taiwan. It has five straight petals, each about one centimeter in length. People compare the beauty of the petals to that of a woman’s lips.

The petals of Clematis meyeniana form a cross shape. This flower is found from Southeast Asia to Okinawa. People compare the white hairs growing from its seeds to facial hair of mountain hermits. Regardless of its beauty, people should be careful about the flower because its seeds and leaves are poisonous.

Clematis meyeniana in the northern of Okinawa. Its petals form a cross shape.


(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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