Thursday 7 December 2023

Japanese Aralia

Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica, 八角金盘).

Throughout Yuelu Mountain, Japanese aralia (which is not a true aralia) is displaying its strange umbel blooms, which will slowly become small black fruit by spring. The flowers are very attractive to various species of flies and during the day almost every plant has one or two yellow-legged hornets searching for nectar.

Japanese Aralia in Wangling Park