Flower NameCreeping Smartweed
Formal NamePersicaria longiseta
Alias犬蓼, Smartweed, Creeping Smartweed
HabitatIn the world
Creeping Smartweed (scientific name:Persicaria longiseta) is an annual grass of the genusfamily Polygonaceae. It is also called 'Aka Mamma(Japanese meaning is red rice)' because flowers and buds look purple pink and like red rice. The one that looks like a flower is a calyx, and in fact there is no flower (wreath). Inotades are classified as single flowered flowers (monochlamydeous flower). In single flower-bloomed flowers, there are other items such as Shu-Meigiku (Autumn) and Chestnut.
Generic name: Creeping Smartweed, Scientific name:Persicaria longiseta, Other name: Smartweed, Aka Mamma, Place of origin: Worldwide, Distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu , Okinawa's Japan, plant hight: 30 cm, leaf order: alternate, leaf shape: lanceolate shape, leaf margin: hair all over the rim, inflorescence: spike or capitulum, Number of sepals: 5, petals: none, Flower color: red, stamen number: 8, flower pillars: 3, flowering period: April - November, fruit type: lean, fruit shape: ovate, fruit color: dark brown covered with red calyx.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Petal shapeno petal
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
SeasonApr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height20 ~ 40 [cm]