Formal NameBarbarea orthoceras
Morphalpine perennial grass
Barbarea , Barbarea orthoceras, or Miyamagarasi (scientific name: Barbarea orthoceras) is an alpine perennial in the family Brassicaceae native to Japan. It grows wild in the wet stone place of the high mountain from the mountainous district. It is the friend of the watercress. The green leaves are oblong pinnate compound leaves with rounded tops, and the stem leaves hug the stems. In summer, it produces dozens of small yellow four-petaled flowers at the tip of the flower stalk. After flowering, the fruits are angular and stick-shaped, about 3 cm long.
Common Name：Barbarea, Scientific Name：Barbarea orthoceras, aka: Barbarea orthoceras, or Miyamagarasi , Habitat Distribution：Japan, Environment：Mountainous to alpine wet gravel, Life-type：Alpine perennial, Plant height：30-50 cm, Leaf color：green, Root color：green Leaf color: green; Root leaf shape: pinnate compound leaf with a rounded apex; Stem leaf shape: oblong, pinnate compound leaf with a rounded apex, embracing the stem; Inflorescence shape: raceme; Petals: 4; Flower diameter: 0.5 cm; Flower shape: 4-petaled; Flowering season: May-August; Flower stalk: short; Flower color: yellow; Fruit type: angular; Fruit shape: rod-shaped; Fruit length: 3 cm; Edible or not: edible(spicy).
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Leaf typepinnately compound
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeLow mountain Sub-high mountain
SeasonMay Jun Jul Aug
Height30 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter0.5 ~ 0.5