Saturday, September 27, 2014

SPIDER LILIES,GROWING IN COLONIES.

There is a area where spider lilies grow in colonies in Saitama,very near from Tokyo.
                   About 5 million lilies would bloom almost at the same time.

        埼玉県日高市の巾着田に行きました。500万本の彼岸花が一斉に咲きます。

Spider lilies at Hidaka city in Saitama.

高麗川が蛇行して、巾着の様に見えるので、巾着田と言われています。




彼岸花は染色体が三倍体なので、株が分れて増えて行きます。




シャガも三倍体です。クローンが逆に長所になってます。



By macro lens.







White color. 白い彼岸花。

中国から来た、二倍体の花と受粉して出来たという説と
突然変異という説があります。アルビノでは無いと思われます。






58 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sight! Gorgeous shots.

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  2. Hello Minoru, What a stunning sight. The ground is covered in lilies.

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  3. Very beautiful. Looks like a colourful carpet.

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  4. I just love these beautiful flowers.. The red color is gorgeous.. Lovely photos! Happy weekend!

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  5. The spider lilies are very beautiful and are even more amazing in this quantity. I've only previously ever seen them around rice fields (thanks of course to my Japanese blog friends!).
    Thank you for sharing this....

    Happy weekend Minoru!
    Ruby

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  6. Stunning "sea" of red flowers! Gorgeous photos!

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  7. 初めまして。
    Green Tomatoへ訪問して頂き、コメント有難うございました。

    見事な彼岸花ですね。優麗で怪しげな赤い彼岸花は一本でも十分存在感ありますが、群生してる彼岸花はもう圧巻!!
    ブックマークに入れさせて頂きました。 I look forward to visiting again.

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      こんばんは。巾着田には初めて行きました。いつでも行けると思うと、なかなか行けないものです。 思ったより人が少ないので良かったです。 これからも宜しくお願いします。

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  8. How wonderful Minoru ... Beautiful color contrast
    Good weekend.
    a hug.

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  9. What a strikingly beautiful effect the spider lilies have, growing in such amazing abundance among the trees like that, in sun and shade! Their color is just wonderful - and I love their closeups! They resemble lovely firework displays! What extraordinary places you visit - I am always so grateful to have discovered your blog, Minoru! :-)

    I'm also glad you weren't on hiking on Mount Ontake this weekend! :-(

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      Thank you very much for your comment and information. I feel very happy you like my post. I think it looks like firework displays for me too.BTW, Many people seemed to be killed in the eruption.

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  11. Those spider lilies are gorgeous. I have never seen so many before, they make a very striking display of beauty. Thank you so much for sharing and I wish you a great weekend.

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  12. Beautiful! I hope you're having a great weekend!!!!

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  13. Oh my! Fabulous to see them as dense meadows of flowers, an incredible sight! I have them as autumn border plants or as clumps in a flower bed but to see them on such a large scale is truly fantastic.
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you wonderful days.

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  14. 100万本の赤いバラで、窓の下を埋め尽くしたという歌がありましたが、500万本とは、すごい数ですね。林の中の赤いじゅうたんのようです。乗鞍からみえる山々や北アルプス、とてもきれいです。ところで、昨日噴火した御嶽山、乗鞍岳に近いですよね。乗鞍岳も死火山ではないですよね。子供達が小さい時、乗鞍岳も御嶽山も登りましたが、あの時噴火しないでよかったなと思いました。
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Dear sarah.
       こんばんは。田圃に自生した彼岸花が観光資源になると考えた人が大量に増やしたという話があります。 とても凄い集積に圧倒されました。
       滞在したのは、岐阜県の平湯温泉でしたので、時期が近いので恐ろしいと思いました。事故に遭われた方はお気の毒です。
       富士山も噴火する可能性をNHK特集で放映していました。 どこまで心配するべきか? と思います。
       

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  15. And I want to add that: these spider lilies are amazing!! I've never seen such blooms in reality, only in pics, but to me, the way you presented them is so amazing! I love all the details and my fave is nr. 2...
    So, all the best and have a sunny week of autumn for yourself and family!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my post.

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  16. The field of spider lilies is so beautiful, Minoru!

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  17. 彼岸花は群生を見ると色に目を奪われますが、個々にみるとその繊細で華麗な造形にまた見入ってしまいますね。黄色の彼岸花もありますが、あれも突然変異か特別に栽培されたものでしょうか。
    それにしても御嶽山の大噴火には驚きです。私も3,4年前に登りましたが、ほんとに遭われた方は怖ろしかったでしょうね。

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      こんにちは。昔は死人花とか地獄花とか言われたそうですが、価値観が変わったのでしょうか。 災害は予期せぬ時に起こります。 被災者の方もお気の毒です。

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  19. Oh my gosh that is an amazing field of lilies. How lovely we get to see them!

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  20. Even one of those beautiful flowers would take my breath away -- but a whole field is beyond amazing! Imagining 5 miliion of anything is hard for me to do!!!

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  21. This is so beautiful. Thanks for the smile.

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  22. Gorgeous flowers carpeting the ground, I would love to have them in my yard about now.

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  23. うわーっ! こんな景色見たこともないです。 すごーい! ぜひ見てみたいものです。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。東京から近いです。次の機会に是非いらして下さい。

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  24. The spider lilies are so beautiful and new to me. I am curious whether they were growing in the wilds on their won or planted together like a red carpet?

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    1.  Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. They would grow naturaly by multiplication of plants by separating the roots.

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  26. すばらしい真紅の絨毯ですね。こんな景色初めてです。お写真も景色同様素晴らしい!なるほど、三倍体とはそういうことなのですね。白い彼岸花の説もふくめいつも勉強になります。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。 クローンは自然災害に弱いという説の、反証として、ヒガンバナとシャガが引き合いにだされます。クローンこそ、無駄なく最強になる事があります。

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  27. Stunning shots!

    Thank you for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme and hope to see you continuing to contribute.

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  28. Beautiful in every possible way! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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