- Flower nameAsarum caulescens
- Scientific nameAsarum caulescens
- AliasAsarum caulescens, カモアオイ, 賀茂葵, 双葉葵
- Place of originendemic species of Japan
- Place of floweringLow mountains, Hokkaido, Ornamental plants, Specific area
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Asarum caulescens
Asarum caulescens (Futaba Aoi, scientific name: Asarum caulescens) is an endemic species of Japan, and is a short-growing perennial plant of the family Aristolochiaceae. Native to the mountains of Tohoku to Kyushu in Japan. The rhizome crawls sideways without standing up, extending two leaves from the tip of the stem to the opposite side. In spring, a flower pattern is stretched between the leaves and a light red flower blooms downward at the tip. The flower degenerates quickly, but the three sepals coalesce at the base and look like a flower. The Tokugawa family's Mitsuba Aoi" was designed by combining three leaves.
Generic name: Asarum caulescens, Scientific name: Asarum caulescens, Synonym: Japonasarum caulescens, Also name:Futawa Aoi, plant heigh: 10-20 cm, leaf shape: heart shape, leaf length: 5-10 cm, phylla: opposite, petal: degenerate, flower color (actually sepal color): light purple, flower diameter: 1.5 mm, flower shape : Vase / Bowl shape, 12 stamens, 6 pistils.