- Flower nameAcanthus ilicifolium
- Scientific nameAcanthus ilicifolium
- AliasAcanthus ilicifolium, Spiny Bears Breech, アカンツス・イリキフォリウム, sea holly, holy mangrove
- Place of originSoutheast Asia and Australia
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Seashore, Botanical Gardens, Subtropical region, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May
What is Acanthus ilicifolium
Acanthus ilicifolium or Spiny Bears Breech, holly-leaved acanthus, sea holly, holy mangrove, Spiny Bears Breech (scientific name: Acanthus ilicifolium) is a small evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia and Australia, belonging to the Acanthaceae family. It is distributed in coastal and riverine marshes and brackish waters. In spring and early summer, it produces purple flowers on inflorescences that grow from the tops of stems. The roots are used in Chinese herbal medicine for asthma and rheumatism.
Common name: Acanthus ilicifolium, scientific name: Acanthus ilicifolium, aka: holly-leaved acanthus, sea holly, holy mangrove, Spiny Bears Breech, Plant height: 0.5-1 m; inflorescence: cross-lobed; leaf length: 5-12 cm; leaf margins: marginal and spiny leaves coexisting, Inflorescence: spike; flowering season: January to May; flower diameter: 1 cm; fruit type: capsule; fruit shape: oblong; fruit season: April to July; fruit color: pale yellow, uses: medicinal.