Flower Database

Spring seven herbs

Basic information
Flower Name
Spring seven herbs
Formal Name
Haruno nanakusa
Alias
春の七草, Spring seven herbs
Habitat
Japan
Morph
marshiness perennial grass
Comment
Spring seven herbs , Haruno Nanakusa refers to the seven kinds of flowers representing spring.
Gnaphalium affine (Gogyo or Hahakogusa),
Japanese radish (Suzushiro or Daikon),
Turnip (Kabu, Suzuna or turnip),
Japanese parsley(Seri),
Stellaria media (Hakobe) ,
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Nazuna),
Tabirako (Tabirako, or old hotokenoza.
Every January 7, we wish to have a disease-free healthy one year for us Japanese people to eat "seven gruel's porridge of spring" combined with these seven grasses with white rice.
Category name: Plantae angiosperm eudicots
Special feature Spring seven herbs
Detailed information
Order
Apiales
Family
Apiaceae
Genus
Oenanthe
Species
O. javanica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Bipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Incised
Flowering place
rice field
Color
White
Season
Jul Aug
Height
30  ~ 60  [cm]
Diameter
0.2  ~ 0.2