- Flower nameNokongiku
- Scientific nameAster microcephalus var. ovatus
- Place of origin Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonAugust, September, October, November
What is Nokongiku
Nokongiku (scientific name: Aster microcephalus var. ovatus) is a cold-hardy perennial herb of the Asteraceae family native to Japan. It is well branched. From late summer to autumn, it produces flowers with a diameter of about 2.5 cm. The central tubular flowers are yellow, and the peripheral tongues are pale blue-purple or white.
Common name Nokongiku, Scientific name: Aster microcephalus var. ovatus, Plant height: 50-100 cm, Leaf shape: oblong, Leaf length: 6-12 cm, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: serrate, Inflorescence type: infinite inflorescence (flowers bloom from the bottom to the top) , Flowering season: August-November, Inflorescence shape: headed inflorescence, Flower diameter: 2.5 cm, Bract shape: Hemispherical, Fruit shape: Flattened ellipse with white and long corolla hairs.