- Flower nameAibika
- Scientific nameAbelmoschus manihot
- Aliasトロロアオイ, 花オクラ, aibika
- Place of originChina
- Place of floweringGarden, Field
- Flowering seasonAugust, September
What is Aibika
Aibika (scientific name: Abelmoschus manihot) is a shrub or perennial herb and vegetable in the family Malvaceae native to China. It is also known as Abelmoschus moschatus or Hana okura. The flower is an ephemeral flower. The petals are yellow and arranged in a spiral pattern with a purplish-red centre. The yellow petals are edible. The roots are used in herbal medicines such as antitussives and stomachic remedies. The mucilage is used to make washi paper, and there is a genus of buckwheat noodles with the young pods as a vegetable called Okra.
Common names: Aibika, scientific name: Abelmoschus manihot, Living type: shrubs or perennials, vegetables, Origin: China, Height: 100-150 cm, Flowering season: August to September, Fruiting season: September to October, Flowering season: September to October, Flower color: Yellow, Flower diameter: 20 cm Use: Edible, Chinese medicine.