Ko-iwa-kagami

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    Ko-iwa-kagami @ Tateyama

Basic information

Flower Name
Ko-iwa-kagami
Formal Name
Schizocodon soldanelloides f. alpinus
Alias
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Evergreen perennial grass

Comment

What is Ko-iwa-kagami

Koiwa kagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides f. Alpinus) is endemic to Japan and is a perennial plant in the family Diapensiaceae. It grows naturally in lowlands to highlands in Hokkaido to central Honshu. From the root leaves, thin red stalks are grown, and in early summer to summer, the inflorescence is extended from the tip of the flower stalks, and several light pink flowers bloom. The petals split in five, and the tip of each petal splits further. Koiwa kagami is an alpine type of Iwa kagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides), and both are very similar. The difference is that theKoiwa kagami (S. soldanelloides f. Alpinus) has a lower plant height, fewer flowers, and less sharp teeth than Iwa kagami (S. soldanelloides).

Generic name: Koiwa kagami, Scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides f. Alpinus, Origin: Japan, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu, Environment : Alpine bog, life type: perennial, plant height: 10-15 cm, root leaf, leaf shape: round, leaf length: 1-4 cm, foliage: cortical and shiny, petiole: long, leaf margin: sawtooth Inconspicuous, radially symmetrical flower, inflorescence: raceme, flower corolla: funnel-shaped, petal edge cracked finely, flower color: pink / white, flower diameter: 1-1.5 cm, number of sepals, number of pistils: 1, stamen Number: 5, flowering period: April to July, remarks: endemic to Japan.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Diapensiaceae
Genus
Schizocodon
Species
S. soldanelloides f. alpinus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Round/Circle
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Low mountainSub-high mountainAlpine
Color
Pink, White
Season
AprMayJunJul
Height
10 ~ 15 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1.5

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