Flower Database

Bletilla striata

Basic information
Flower Name
Bletilla striata
Formal Name
Bletilla striata
Alias
紅蘭, 紫蘭, Hyacinth orchid, Chinese ground orchid, Shiran, 白芨
Habitat
Japan, Taiwan and China
Morph
Cold resistance of perennial grasses
Comment
Bletilla striata or called as Hyacinth orchid, Chinese ground orchid or Shiran in Japanese ( scientific name: Bletilla striata) is a hardy perennial grasses of the family orchidaceae native to Japan, Taiwan and China. It is the orchid growing on the ground and makes seven or eight reddish violet florets bloom to raceme to early summer from spring. The leaf is green, and the shape is a slim wide lancet arch or a long oval and has a leaf vein with parallel to lengthwise. The flower name depends on a purple and is in the family orchidaceae, but it has ones of pink ,white, or blue in a color. It is planted in a garden and the park for admiration use, and to use for false corm which is effective to burn and crack, dirt as a folk remedy. Bletilla specific epithet 'striata' means 'striped' in Latin
Common name:Bletilla striata, Scientific name: Bletilla striata, aka: :Hyacinth orchid, Chinese ground orchid or Shiran in Japanese, Origin: Japan, Taiwan and China, Habitat Earth: field, plant height: 30 to 50 cm, valve diameter: 3 cm, valve type: oblate, leaf shape: lanceolate, leaf length: 20 to 30 cm, leaf width: 3 to 5 cm, leaf quality: thin, hard and longitudinal vein, phylogeny: alternation, inflorescence form: Raceme, flower form: orchid shape, flower color: purple, peach, white or blue, flower diameter: 4 cm, Tepal: 6, flowering period: April to May, fruit: capsule, use: garden planting, potted plant, herbal medicine.
Detailed information
Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Bletilla
Species
B. striata
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden park
Color
Pink, Blue, Violet, White
Season
Apr May
Height
30  ~ 50  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 4