Bear’s breeches/ Ha-azami

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Bear's breeches/ ハアザミ
Bear’s breeches/ ハアザミ

学名/ Botanical name : Acanthus spinosus

シノニム/ Synonym : Acanthus mollis

English common name :  Bear’s breeches

別名/ Alternative English name: spiny bear’s breeches

日本名/ Japanese name: ハアザミ 葉薊

日本名別名/ Alternative Japanese name: アカンサス

タイ語名/ Thai name: Acanthus

イタリア語名/Italian name: Acanto

原産地/ Original : Mediterranean region 

切れ込みの入った大きな葉から高い穂状の花をつけ目立ちます。学名はギリシア語の棘に由来し、花の苞に棘のある種類が多いことによります。知恵や不死の象徴でもあり、ギリシャの国花、金沢大学の紋章にもなっています。

The inflorescence is a cylindrical spike 30–40 cm long and can produce up to 120 flowers. The flowers are tubular, whitish, and lilac or rose in colour. The plant is famous of the shape of the leaf which inspired the ancient Greek sculptor Callimachus to model the capital of the Corinthian column.Also this shape was pictured in medieval mosaics. It is considered a symbol of wisdom or immortality and used as national flower of Greek or the crest of Kanazawa University.

Pictures and data in Rome are offered by Dr. Mario Berti in Rome. I appreciate Mario’s kindness.

Wikipedia English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthus_spinosus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthus_mollis

Wikipedia 日本語:https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%AB%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B5%E3%82%B9

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