- Flower nameShishiudo
- Scientific nameAngelica pubescens
- AliasAngelica pubescens
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonAugust, September, November
What is Shishiudo
Shishiudo(scientific name: Angelica pubescens) is a large perennial herbaceous plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Japan. It is native to the mountains of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Its thick stems are hollow and branched. The base of the petiole expands into a navicular shape to enclose the young stem. It produces many small white flowers in late summer to late autumn with scattered inflorescences. The tips of the white five-petaled flowers are two lobed, and the surrounding flowers are about the same size. It is a one-propagating plant that dies when it flowers and bears fruit.
There is a variant, the alpine 'Mmiyamashido' (scientific name: Angelica pubescens var. matsumurae) .
There is another genus, but there is a similar flower called "Hana Dokkatsu" (scientific name: Heracleum sphondylium var. nipponicum). It blooms in late spring to early summer and can be identified by its large peripheral flowers.
Common name: Shishiudo, Scientific name: Angelica pubescens, Other names: pubescent angelica, habitat: north of central Honshu, Environment: sunny meadow or gravel area in deep mountains; Living type: large perennial grasses; grass height: 100-200 cm; Stem color: Brownish brown and thick, leaf shape: 2 to 3 times pinnate compound leaves, Lobelia: oblong, leaf margin: serrated, Inflorescence: alternate, inflorescence: sparkler-shaped, compound inflorescence, color: white, total inflorescence diameter: 10-30 cm, inflorescence diameter: 1.5 cm, corolla diameter: 0.4 cm
Corolla: 5-petaled flowers, flowering season: August-November, number of stamens: 5, number of pistils: 1, fruit type: branched fruit
Fruit shape: flattened, the largest of the many similar flowers, Use: The root is used as a "dokatsu" in Chinese medicine.