Flower Database

Kitsunenomago

Basic information
Flower Name
Kitsunenomago
Formal Name
Justicia procumbens var. leucantha
Alias
狐の孫
Habitat
Japan
Morph
annual wildflower
Comment
Kitsunenomago, (scientific name: Justicia procumbens var. Leucantha) is an annual wildflower in the family Acanthaceae. It is a native species (weed) that grows on the roadside of Kyushu from Honshu in Japan. The plant is名:Justicia procumbens var. leucantha) 10-30 cm tall, and the leaves are single-leaved and opposite. From summer to autumn, the spikes are extended from the spikes, and lip-shaped florets of light red purple color bloom. The fruit after the flower breaks into two at the fruit. A flower similar to this one is Hygrophila salicifolia, or Ogino tsume (scientific name:Hygrophila salicifolia).
Generic name: Kitsunenomago, Scientific name: Justicia procumbens var. Leucantha, Habitat: Honshu-Kyushu, Environment: Roadside, Lifestyle: Annual grass, plant height: 10-30 cm, leaf color: green, petiole: yes, leaf shape: oval, with a slightly pointed tip, leaf height: 3 cm, phyllophy: opposite, inflorescence form: spikelet, flower color: pale Reddish purple, flower length: 0.8 cm, flower shape: lip shape, flowering period: August to September, remarks: wild grass.
Detailed information
Order
Lamiales
Family
Acanthaceae
Genus
Justicia
Species
J. procumbens var. leucantha
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Imparipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Violet
Season
Aug Sep
Height
10  ~ 30  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.5