- Flower nameAster viscidulus
- Scientific nameAster viscidulus
- Alias箱根菊, ミヤマコンギク, 深山紺菊
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September
What is Aster viscidulus
Aster viscidulus, or aka: hakonegiku(scientific name: Aster viscidulus) is a perennial plant belonging to the family Asteraceae. It grows naturally on the grasslands in the mountains of Kanto to Chubu. The leaves are green and have an oval oval shape with shallow serrated edges. The leaves stick to each other 90 degrees above and below. In summer, a white or lilac flower blooms at the tip of the flower stem. The name “viscid” (“sticky” or “sticky”) is attached to the species name because of the sticky hair at the base of the flower or bud.
Common name: Japanese oak (Hakone chrysanthemum), Scientific name: Aster viscidulus, aka: Miyakonkongiku (Fukayama Chrysanthemum), stem length: 30-60 cm , Flower length: 2.5 cm, Flowering period: July to September, Flower color: White / light blue.