Flower NameHeartleaf lily
Formal NameCardiocrinum cordatum
AliasGiant lily, 姥百合, Heartleaf lily
Morphlarge perennial plant
Heartleaf lily (scientific name: Cardiocrinum cordatum) is a large perennial plant in the family Liliaceae, native to Japan. It grows wild in the mountains of Kanto to Kyushu. The leaves are heart-shaped with a pointed tip and have a petiole with about five leaflets in a ring. In summer, it produces about 10 funnel-shaped, pale green flowers with six lobes laterally lobed at the tip of an upright stem. The flowers are open only at the tips. The flowers are aromatic.
General name: Heartleaf lily, scientific name: Cardiocrinum cordatum, aka: Giant lily, Uba Yuri, Origin: Kanto-Kyushu, Japan, Environment: mountainous forest, Life-type: perennial, Grass height: 60 to Leaf shape: heart-shaped; florets: 15 cm long; inflorescence: sparse racemes; flowering time: July-August; fruit shape: capsule; fruit length: 5 cm; fruit shape: oval; seed shape: obtuse triangle.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeLow mountain
Height60 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter15 ~ 15