What is Ligularia stenocephala
Ligularia stenocephala or metakarakou (scientific name:Ligularia stenocephala) is a perennial grass in the Asteraceae native to Japan, Taiwan and China. It is a tall herb with large, round leaves resembling those of the butterbur.
In summer, it produces yellow head flowers at the tips of upright stems in marshlands such as Oze.
We don't have a photo of the flower, so we have included a photo of a red fish instead. Other flowers with red fish are those for which we do not have photos. Sorry.
Common name: Ligularia stenocephala,Scientific name: Ligularia stenocephala, aka: metakarakou, Place of origin: Japan, Taiwan and China, Habitat: Honshu - Kyushu, including Oze, Environment: Grasslands in mountains, marshes, etc., Life style: Perennial herb growing in clusters, Grass height: 60 - 100 cm, Root leaf, Leaf blade Length: 20 cm; Petiole: long; Leaf shape: large and round like a butterbur; Leaf margin: serrated; Flower color: yellow; Inflorescence form: raceme; Corolla: head flower; Tongue: 2 cm; Number of petals: 1-5; Flowering season: July-August; Appearance: wild flower; Notes: flowers bloom from bottom to top.