Flower Database

Heloniopsis orientalis

Basic information
Flower Name
Heloniopsis orientalis
Formal Name
Heloniopsis orientalis
Alias
簪花, Syojobakama, Japanese hyacinth, 猩々袴
Habitat
Japan and the Korean peninsula 
Morph
Evergreen perennial
Comment
Heloniopsis orientalis ,commonly called Japanese hyacinth, is an evergreen perennial of the family Melanthiaceae, genus Heloniopsis native to Japan. It grows wild on the damp ground in a plain and forest of Kyushu to Hokkaido. The radical growths leaf opens with form of rosette evenly radially. The leaf has luster in wide linear shape. It makes several flowers of the sideways-facing to short raceme postponed bloom till spring from a flower stalk. The Japanese name depends on a flower on a reddish tinge resembling a heavy drinker (It seems to like liquor in the animals in the Chinese legend) and having chosen a nature leaf to a hakama.
Common name: Heloniopsis orientalis, scientific name:Heloniopsis orientalis, aka: Japanese hyacinth, Syojobakama, origin: Japan, Habitat: Hokkaido-Kyushu Japan, environments: wetlands, forest wetlands, living type: Evergreen perennial, height: 15-25 cm, Foliage: rosette-shaped, radially on the roots open flat leaf shape: linear, from the leaf color: green red leaves (winter) green on discoloration inflorescences form: short racemes, flower color: orange / white / purple, florets diameter:1~1.5cm, stamens number: 6, anther color: reddish-purple, set size: 3-4 cm, flowering time: late May-mid-June (Alpine), March-April (low mountain), fruit: capsule and ripens fruit and seed shape: linear in ends with filamentous one, breeding methods: seeds, adventitious buds.
Detailed information
Order
Liliales
Family
Melanthiaceae
Genus
Heloniopsis
Species
H. orientalis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
six
Leaf type
Wide linear
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Red, Violet, Orange, White
Season
Mar Apr May Jun
Height
15  ~ 25  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 1.5