Vaccaria hispanica

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    Vaccaria hispanica @ Hamanako Garden Park(Pacific Flora 2004)

Basic information

Flower Name
Vaccaria hispanica
Formal Name
Vaccaria hispanica
Alias
Vaccaria hispanica
Habitat
Europe such as Spain
Morph
semi-cold-tolerant annual plant

Comment

What is Vaccaria hispanica

Vaccaria hispanica(scientific name: Vaccaria hispanica) is a semi-cold-tolerant annual plant of the genus Baccaria, native to Europe such as Spain. It was introduced to Japan during the Edo period as a medicinal plant. The name was derived from the medicinal use of seeds, which were planted in a medicinal garden in Edo. In spring, the inflorescence is extended from the tip of the branch, and a single small five-flowered flower blooms.
There is 'Vaccari white' which blooms white flowers and 'Vaccaria rose' which blooms pink flowers. Used for cut flowers and garden plants. The difficulty is that pests such as spider mites are likely to occur.
Within the genus is the Saponaria officinalis ’.

Vaccaria hispanica, scientific name: Vaccaria hispanica, plant height: 40-90 cm, leaf shape: oval to egg-shaped lanceolate, phyllophyte: opposite, Flower diameter: 2 cm, flowering period: April to May, flower color: white, light pink.

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Caryophyllaceae
Genus
Vaccaria
Species
V. hispanica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenCt flower・Flower arrangementPot flower
Color
Pink, White
Season
AprMay
Height
40 ~ 90 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 2

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