Cornelian cherries

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    Cornelian cherries @ Tokyo medical botanical garden
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    Cornelian cherries @ Zoorasia(Yokohama,Japan)
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    Cornelian cherries @ Shimizudani Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Cornelian cherries
Formal Name
Cornus officinalis
Alias
Japanese cornel
Habitat
China, Korea
Morph
Hardy deciduous broadleaved bush and tree

Comment

Cornelian cherries (Scientific name: Cornus officinalis) is a hardy deciduous broadleaved bush and tree of the genus Cornus of the family cornaceae native to China to Korea. It came as a medicinal plant in the Edo period, from China and Korea to Japan. In the early spring, 20- 30 yellow flowers are gathered and blooming, extending the scattering inflorescence. In autumn, many red fruits are made like coral. Flowers bloom before the leaves come out. Flowers are four flowers, blooming like rolling on the outside. It is said that the ingredients such as iridoid glycosides contained in pulp are said to be nourishing tonic effect, and are compounded in Chinese herbal medicine.

Common name: Cornelian cherries, Scientific name: Cornus officinalis, aka: Japanese cornelian cherry origin: from China to Korea, distribution: Japan south of Tohoku, environment: wetland, life type: hardy deciduous leaves broadleaf small trees, tree height: leaf shape: eggs 5 to 7 m, leaf shape: egg Leaf length: 4 to 10 cm, leaf length: white hair on the whole surface, alternate, inflorescence form: scattering inflorescence, flowering period: March to April, flower color: yellow, number of petals: 4, Flower diameter: 0.5 to 1 cm, fruit color: red, fruit shape: oval shape, fruit length: 1 to 2 cm, fruit season: October to December, taste: not good.

Detailed information

Order
Cornales
Family
Cornaceae
Genus
Cornus
Species
C. officinalis
Flower language
Love courageous (Jan 18, Apr 13)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Gardenpark
Color
Yellow
Season
MarApr
Height
500 ~ 700 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 1

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