Yachi torikabuto

Aconitum nipponicum ssp. nipponicum var. nipponicum

  • Yachi torikabuto
  • Yachi torikabuto
  • Flower name
    Yachi torikabuto
  • Scientific name
    Aconitum nipponicum ssp. nipponicum var. nipponicum
  • Alias谷地鳥兜
  • Place of originEndemic to Japan 
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Wetlands, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Yachi torikabuto

Yachi torikabuto (scientific name: Aconitum nipponicum ssp. nipponicum var. nipponicum) is a perennial grass in the family Ranunculaceae endemic to Japan. It is a bird's-helmet that grows naturally in moist grasslands in subalpine to alpine areas. The grass is 50-120 cm tall with erect stems. The leaves have three deep lobes. It is a variant of the mountain aconite. The hairs on the petals cover the entire flower from various directions in the case of the mountain aconite, but in the case of the Yachi torikabuto, only hairs perpendicular to the stem grow. It is a perennial plant of the buttercup family. It grows flower stalks in summer and bears many blue-purple helmet-shaped flowers in scattered inflorescences at the tips. The whole plant is highly poisonous.

General name:Yachi torikabuto, scientific name: Aconitum nipponicum ssp. nipponicum var. nipponicum, origin: Japan, distribution: wet sub- to alpine meadows in mainland, living type: perennials, grass height: 50-120 cm, stem: upright, leaf shape: 3 deep fissure, leaf color: green, flowers: corymbs with numerous, flowering time: August-September, flower color: violet, flower shape: helmet, remarks endemic to Japan, The whole plant is toxic.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. nipponicum ssp. nipponicum var. nipponicum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Mask-like corolla
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.5 ~ 4.0 cm

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