Flower Database

Macleaya cordata

Basic information
Flower Name
Macleaya cordata
Formal Name
Macleaya cordata
Alias
竹似草, five-seeded plume-poppy, Macleaya cordata
Habitat
Japan and other East Asia
Morph
large perennial wildflower
Comment
Macleaya cordata or five-seeded plume-poppy (scientific name: Macleaya cordata) is a large perennial wildflower in the family Papaveraceae native to Japan and other East Asia. It is a pioneer plant that grows wild in sunny areas from Honshu to Kyushu in Japan. It is known as a plant which grows to a height of 100 to 200 cm. The leaves are broadly ovate and have a slit in the leaf margin. In summer, it produces large conical inflorescences with white, millet-shaped flowers at the tips of the stems. The yellow juice that comes out when the stem is broken off is made up of protoanemonin and protopin (protopine) etc. and is toxic.
Common name: Macleaya cordata, scientific name: Macleaya cordata, also known as : five-seeded plume-poppy, place of origin: Japan, etc. East Asia, Distribution: Honshu-Kyushu, Japan, Environment: sunny location, Life type: large perennial wildflowers, grass height: 100-200 cm, Stem status: Hollow,Leaf shape: broadly oval oak leaf, Leaf margin: slit, Petiole: with long petiole, Phloem: alternate, inflorescence: conical, petal color: white; corolla: without petals; calyx: 2 Flowering time: June to August; fruit shape: oval; fruit length: 2 cm; Note: Pioneer plant.
Detailed information
Order
Ranunculales
Family
Papaveraceae
Genus
Macleaya
Species
M. cordata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Incised
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
White
Season
Jun Jul Aug
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
0.3  ~ 0.3