Color and Season
What is Corns secica
Corns secica, commonly called Eurasian dwarf , cornel or bunchberry , Ezo Gozen Tachibana (scientific name: Cornus suecica) is an evergreen perennial plant in the family Cornaceae , which is native to Hokkaido.
The rhizome grows and breeds in the ground. Leaves are oval to oblong and cross-shaped in several stages.
A rhizome extends to the underground and spreads.
It attachs the leaves to some steps for the cross vs. with a long oval from ovoid.
There seems to be a black stamen in four pieces of white petals.
However, the white ones are actually bracts and the small black ones in the center are flowers.Fruits ripen red after the flowers.
Information about Corns secica
General name: Corns secica,
scientific name: Cornus suecica ,or Chamaepericlymenum suecicum,
aka:Eurasian dwarf cornel,Ezo Gozen Tachibana,
origin: Northern Europe, Northwestern- , Northwest-America and Asia of Japan etc., environment: wilderness of Hokkaido and alpine meadows,
living type: evergreen perennial, plant height: 5-20 cm, leaf shape: oval-oblong,
leaf blade: 15 - 3 cm, phyllotaxis, Flowers: looks like a white flower petal-like bracts,
(real flowers) flower color: dark purple,
flower diameter is (actually, petal-like bracts diameter):0.25 cm,
flowering period: June - July, fruit shape: spherical, the fruit diameter: 0.5 - 0.8 cm,
fruit color: Red