What is Keshiro-yomena
Keshiro-yomena or Phellodendron (white brush, hair , scientific name: Aster ageratoides var. Intermedius) is a unique varieties in Japan. It is a variant of the perennial wild grass "Shiro-yomena (white bridegroom)" of the genus Asteraceae. In autumn, white flowers are blooming by extending the scattering inflorescence. The central part of the flower is a yellow tubular flower, and the white tongue-shaped flowers are arranged in a single line around the flower. It has an intermediate nature of White Honeysuckle and Inakagiku, and many short hair on the leaves. Especially, white bride is like white bride. When comparing White Honeydew and Hairy Honeydew, tiger-shaped flowers are slender, saw teeth are gentle, leaf stems have more hair, leaves do not hug their stems.
Common name: Keshiro-yomena, scientific name: Aster ageratoides var. Intermedius, distribution: Honshu Tokai region west - Shikoku, Kyushu, Environment: coastal grassland, forest edge, plant length: 60 to 100 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate shape, leaf margin: all edges, leaf quality: hirsutism, inflorescence: scattered inflorescence, flowering period: August to November, flower color: white, flower size: 1.5 - 2 cm.