Flower NameReineckea carnea
Formal NameReineckea carnea
MorphEvergreen perennials, shade-tolerance
Reineckea carnea or kichijosou (scientific name: Reineckea carnea) is an evergreen perennial shade-tolerance of the family Asparagaceae. It gathers in the shade of wetlands in the mountains of Japan from western Kanto of Honshu to Kyushu. Rhizomes spread out on the surface of the earth and expand. In autumn, add a lot of pink floral florets to spiky inflorescences extending from the tip of a short flower stalk. Flowers bloom at lower level than leaves. Flowers bloom from bottom to top. An amphoter with stamen faces downward, only male flowers without stamens bloom above. In the late autumn after the flower, I will make a red spherical fruit. Kichijoso is an auspicious flower and the origin of the name depends on the legend that it blooms when there is a good news in the house where this flower was planted. The flower language is "good thing". "Genus" "Reineckea" is a contribution to German gardener "Reinecke", species name "carnea" means flower stem "fleshy".
General name: Reineckea carnea or Kichijosou, scientific name: Reineckea carnea, Origin: Japan, China, distribution: Honshu Kanto west to Kyushu Japan, environment: mountains Laminae: evergreen perennials, leaf color: light green, leaf shape: long, amphoteric flowers, flower color: pink, color of flower stalks, flower stem length: 15 cm, inflorescence type: spiked inflorescence, corolla: tubular shape with 6 tips , Flower diameter: 1 cm, stamens: 6, fruit: fruit: flowers, flowering period: September - November, fruit color: reddish purple.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Leaf typeWide linear
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeLow mountain
SeasonSep Oct Nov
Height20 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 1