Flower NameHeloniopsis orientalis
Formal NameHeloniopsis orientalis
Alias簪花, Syojobakama, Japanese hyacinth, 猩々袴
HabitatJapan and the Korean peninsula
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Leaf typeWide linear
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeLow mountain
ColorRed, Violet, Orange, White
SeasonMar Apr May Jun
Height15 ~ 25 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 1.5