Flower NameSanguisorba officinalis
Formal NameSanguisorba officinalis
HabitatJapan to China
Morphcold-resistant perennial grass
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Petal shapeno petal
Leaf typepinnately compound
SeasonAug Sep Oct
Height50 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter0.5 ~ 0.5