2010年3月24日水曜日

春の花々6 (Flowers of Spring 6)


 ゲンペイモモ(源平桃)、桃の一品種。紅白の重弁花がまじって咲く。別名・さきわけもも、日月桃(じつげつとう)[1]。2010年3月22日、中の池公園で撮影。

Peach flowers called Gempei-momo in Japanese. "Momo" means "peach"; and "Gempei," two families, Minamoto (Genji) and Taira (Heike), that fought a war from 1180 to 1185 in pursuit of the power to rule Japan behind the Emperor. Red flags were the symbol of Genji; white ones, that of Heike. Thus, the species of peach that blossoms both in red and white has the above name. The photo was taken at Nakanoike Garden near our house, on March 22, 2010.

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  1. 「源平桃」, kotobank, デジタル大辞泉.

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