What is Saussurea sessiliflora
Saussurea sessiliflora (scientific name: Saussurea sessiliflora) is an endemic species of Japan and is a perennial plant of the family Asteraceae in the genus Asteraceae. It is said to be a variant of thistle.
It grows naturally on subalpine to alpine meadows on the Sea of Japan side of the Tohoku and Chubu regions.
There is a wing on the long stem of the stem. I didn't know what flowers until the bract color turned black,
but when it blossoms, it blooms reddish purple and resembles a thistle.
The leaves are oval, and the leaves are alternating.
The white flower cultivar is called Shirobana black spruce (Shirahana black karahiren).
Generic name:Saussurea sessiliflora, scientific name: Saussurea sessiliflora, あか＠Kurohi touren,
Place of Origin: Japan, Habitat: Honshu, Tohoku , Chubu Region in Japan, Environment: Subalpine - Alpine Grassland,
Life type: perennial, plant height: 30-50 cm, spines: none, stem: winged, leaf margin: tooth-like,
Leaf shape: oval, phylla: alternate, total bract: spherical, flowering period: August to September,
flower color: magenta, flower diameter: 1.5 cm,
Bract color: Blackish, location with flowers: 1-3 head flowers beside leaves, fruit type: thin,
Remarks: Medium-sized, thistle varieties.