Iwasyajin

Adenophora takedae

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  • Iwasyajin
  • Flower name
    Iwasyajin
  • Scientific name
    Adenophora takedae
  • Aliasイワツリガネ, 岩沙参, アデノフォラ・タケダエ, Iwasyajin
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October

What is Iwasyajin

Iwashagin (scientific name: Adenophora takedae) is a deciduous of the family Campanulaceae in Japan. It is a mountain grass growing naturally in a rocky place. Stems and leaves are thin. From summer to autumn, I will extend the inflorescences and blow up about 10 bell-shaped bell-purple flowers whose tops are 5 shallow. Adenophora is a genus Treebirdenin, species tiny name takedae is a contribution to Dr. Hisayoshi Takeda, a Japanese alpine plant researcher. Plants belonging to the same family are similar to Korean ginseng whose flowers are bell-bell type, root is a herbal medicine "Shajin (Shinsin)" can be collected, so it is named "Shadgin", It was named from growing. It is similar to Japanese lady bell(Tsurigane-ninjin, scientific name: :Adenophora triphylla var. japonica) , however it can be distinguished from Japanese lady bell(Tsurigane-ninjin) by the flower pillar not coming out of the corolla.

Common name: Iwasyajin, scientific name: Adenophora takedae, origin: Japan distribution: Mainland (out grass roots), plant height: 30-70 cm, Rhizome: a thick stem and leaves thin, Leaves: nutrient foliage, ovoid, leaf with leaf arrangement: alternate, stem: slender lanceolate-wideband linear, stem length: 7-15 cm. leaf margin: sawtooth, flower: August-October, flower diameter:1.5~2.5 cm, Corolla length:1.5~2.5 cm, radial symmetry, inflorescence type: racemes, Peduncle length: 2-5 cm, Crown color: blue violet (rare, blooms with white petals and double), squeezing: in bell-shaped Tip 5 lobed, flowers bloom: racemes with 10 degree downward and out the flowering column: Corolla, sepals number 5,: Calyx lobes linear, Calyx lobes long:0.5~0.8 cm, Number of stamens: 5, ovary: lower to 3, stigma: three-lobed and fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit, applications: potted plants, cut flowers, Camellia, garden planted, according to the name of the Japanese alpine plants Takeda Hisayoshi , remarks: scientific name.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Campanulaceae
  • Genus
    Adenophora
  • Species
    A. takedae
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typedeciduous perennial grasses
  • Flower colorsPurple White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.5 cm

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