Flower Database

Spatterdock

Basic information
Flower Name
Spatterdock
Formal Name
Nuphar japonicum
Alias
河骨, Kohone
Habitat
Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Morph
Hardiness, heat tolerance, water grass
Comment
Spatterdock or Kohone (scientific name: Nuphar japonicum) is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and is a perennial aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae water lily. A golden flower makes bloom at the tip of an elongated flower stalk in a pond or shallow water. The flowers consist of calyx which seems like a petal of large petals (stamen) -> large number of petals (stamen) -> long and thin petals -> petals from the center towards the periphery. Leaves are bigger than flowers. Nauhalidine, an alkaloid contained in the rhizomes, is regarded as a tonic, hemostatic agent, and becomes a herbal medicine named Senkotsu. Flower language is "secret affection". In the same genus, there is Himekohon (scientific name: Nuphar subintegerrimum) that makes smaller flowerss bloom than Kohone (Nuphar japonicum) .
Common name: Kouhoné, Scientific name: Nuphar japonicum, Origin: Honshu · Lush environment: shallow swamp and pond, plant height: 10 to 40 cm, rhizome color: white, flowering period: May to September, flower color: yellow, flower diameter: 5 cm, use: For flower leaves for viewing in ponds and aquariums, rhizomes are traditional Chinese medicine.
Detailed information
Order
Nymphaeales
Family
Nymphaeaceae
Genus
Nuphar
Species
N. japonicum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
polypetalo
Leaf type
Round/Circle
Leaf edge
Thorn-like
Flowering place
Marsh
Color
Yellow
Season
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Height
10  ~ 40  [cm]
Diameter
5  ~ 5