Flower Database

Sanguisorba officinalis

Basic information
Flower Name
Sanguisorba officinalis
Formal Name
Sanguisorba officinalis
Alias
吾亦紅
Habitat
Japan to China
Morph
cold-resistant perennial grass
Comment
Sanguisorba officinalis or Waremokou (scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis) is a cold-resistant perennial of the genus Rosaceae. It is commonly seen in grasslands nationwide. In the autumn, we extend the spikes and bloom a blotchless red purple florette in a spherical shape. There are no petals, the one that looks like a flower is calyx. Calyx is a finite inflorescence blooming from the top to the bottom. There are saw teeth in the leaves. Dry root contains tannins and has a hemostatic effect. The genus name "Sanguisorba" is coined from "sanguis" (blood) + "sorbere" (absorbing). There is a sennichikou () on a similar flower. Sennichikou is densely gathered with flower gathering than waremokou. The shape of the aggregate flower is round, leaves are all edges.
Name: Sanguisorba officinalis ,scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis, Distribution: Japan nationwide, Environment: grassland, plant height: 50 to 100 cm, inflorescence form: panicle inflorescences flower color: red violet flowering period: August to October, leaf shape: feathered double leaf (root leaf), lobular shape: thin oblong shape, leaf margin: shallow sawtooth.
Detailed information
Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Sanguisorba
Species
S. officinalis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red, Violet
Season
Aug Sep Oct
Height
50  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.5