Ampelopsis japonica

Ampelopsis japonica

  • Ampelopsis japonica
  • Ampelopsis japonica
  • Ampelopsis japonica
  • Ampelopsis japonica
  • Flower name
    Ampelopsis japonica
  • Scientific name
    Ampelopsis japonica
  • Aliasビャクレン, 鏡草, やまかがみ, 白蘞
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Ampelopsis japonica

Ampelopsis japonica (Scientific Name:Ampelopsis japonica) is a perennial vine in the family Vitaceae native to China. It was brought to Japan during the Edo period for medicinal purposes. The leaves have a petiole with five palmate lobes and a curly beard characteristic of the genus Grape. The hairs and leaves grow in pairs. The leaf margins have coarse serrations. In late spring to early summer, it produces small, five-petaled, pale yellow flowers that grow in conglomerates from the opposite petioles. The post-flowering fruits are spherical, white, purple or blue in colour. Its enlarged roots have medicinal properties for detoxification, fever reduction and pain relief.

Common Name: Ampelopsis japonica, Scientific Name: Ampelopsis japonica, aka: White inconsiderate, Mountain grass, Kagamigusu, place of origin: China, Vine length: 1-10 m, Petiole: with, Leaf shape: palmate compound leaf with curly mustache, leaflets: small 3-5 pinnate deep lobes; lobes: rhombic; leaf margins: coarse serrated; inflorescence: alternate; inflorescence: clustered inflorescence; flower color: light yellow; number of petals: 5; flowering season: May-June; ripening season: September-October; fruit type: liquid fruit; fruit shape: spherical; fruit color: white/purple/blue; root shape: tuberous; medicinal effect (white acrid): detoxification of the root (swelling); use: edible and medicinal.


  • Eye
    Vitales
  • Family
    Vitaceae
  • Genus
    Ampelopsis
  • Species
    A. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    palisade compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeVine and shrub
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.3 cm

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