Flower Database

Yaguruma-sou

Basic information
Flower Name
Yaguruma-sou
Formal Name
Rodgersia podophylla
Alias
矢車草
Habitat
Japan and the Korean peninsula
Morph
Years of grass
Comment
Yaguruma-sou (scientific name: Rodgersia podophylla) is native to Japan and the Korean Peninsula, and is a perennial grass of the family Saxifragaceae. It grows naturally in the shade of mountain etc., stretches the rhizome and forms a community. Spread the large five leaflets radially. In the early summer, put out long flower stems from the center of the leaves and dense white flowers in a conical inflorescence extending from the tip. Florets do not have petals and are composed of numerous calyxes and stamens. Leaves stand out more than flowers, and the origin of the name is that the leaf shape resembles an arrowhead. Yaguruma-giku (scientific name: Centaurea cyanus) of another genus is sometimes called Yaguruma-sou.
common name: Yaguruma-sou, Scientific name: Rodgersia podophylla, Distribution: Hokkaido to Honshu, Japan, Korea Peninsula, Environment: Fertility of deep mountains, life style : Perennial plant, plant height: 1 m, leaf shape: alternate, leaf shape: palm-shaped feathered double leaf, root length: 40 cm, leaf margin of leaf: serrated, inflorescence form: conical inflorescence, flower stem length: 80 to 100 cm, petal: Flower color: white, small flower diameter (actually calyx): 0.3 cm, stamens: large, number of flower columns: 2, flowering period: May to July, fruit type: fruit shape, fruit shape: narrow ovate, fruit length: 0.5 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Saxifragales
Family
Saxifragaceae
Genus
Rodgersia
Species
R. podophylla
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
White
Season
May Jun Jul
Height
100  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
0.3  ~ 0.3