Desmodium

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    Desmodium @ Jogasaki coast

Basic information

Flower Name
Desmodium
Formal Name
Desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum
Alias
Habitat
China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan
Morph
perennial wildflower

Comment

What is Desmodium

Desmodium (scientific name: Desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum) is a perennial wildflower in the family Fabaceae, native to China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. It grows wild in summer in mountains and fields all over Japan. It bears small, pale red, lip-shaped flowers in sparse bloom with inflorescences on the tips of long, slender flower stalks. The leaves are three-depressed and the apical lobes are diamond-shaped and oval in shape. The Japanese name 'Nusubito hagi' comes from the fact that the rows of fruits that form after the flowers have finished flowering look like the footprints of an embittered thief walking on foot.

Common name: Desmodium, scientific name: Desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum, Habitat:mountains and forests all over Japan, life type:perennial wildflowers; Plant height:60-90 cm; inflorescence:general inflorescence; diameter:0.3-0.4 cm; flowering season:June to September; flower color:peach; fruit type:jointed fruit.

Detailed information

Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Desmodium
Species
D. podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Ternate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Pink
Season
JunJulAugSep
Height
60 ~ 90 [cm]
Diameter
0.3 ~ 0.4

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