Peucedanum japonicum is wild grass of the evergreen perennial plant of the family Apiaceae native to Japan. It lets a quiet white meeting flower bloom at the shore in summer. Having the leaf such as the peony, it was as a substitute for medicine. The flower name is derived from it. It is a healthy food which contains vitamins and carotene, calcium. It can be eaten tempura or drunken tea in Okinawa. The taste is considerably bitter.
Generic name: Peucedanum japonicum, Scientific name: Peucedanum japonicum, Birthe place : Japan, Distribution: from Kanto, Kyushu to Ryukyu Islands, environment: The shore, an ecotype: Evergreen many years, height of a rice plant: 70-100 cm, leaf shape: 2.3 jugum, a phyllotaxis: Each other life, the blade head: 10-20 cm, small leaf shape: Spatule and an obovoid form, a leaf relationship: Jaggedness, inflorescence: A compound polychasium, a color of a flower: white, a corolla: Five valves flower, flower diameter: 0.2-1.0cm, anthesis: For from July to September, it is a use: Vegetables, a folk remedy, a use part: A leaf and a stem, nutritive value: Vitamin A, B2, B6, E, β-carotene, calcium, a vegetable fiber, a cooking method: Tempura, green soup, tea.