Brasenia schreberi

Brasenia schreberi

  • Brasenia schreberi
  • Brasenia schreberi
  • Flower name
    Brasenia schreberi
  • Scientific name
    Brasenia schreberi
  • Alias蓴菜, Brasenia schreberi, water shield
  • Place of originNorth America, Asia, Australia and Taiwan
  • Place of floweringRiver, pond
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Brasenia schreberi

Brasenia schreberi , commonly called as water shield, or Junsai (scientific name: Brassenia schreberi) is a perennial aquatic plant belonging to the family , native to North America, Asia, Australia and Taiwan. It is edible. A perennial floating leaf plant inhabiting beautiful lakes with water quality, leaves float on water. A purple-brown plain flower blooms in summer. Young shoots can be eaten with covered vinegar, miso soup, and soup on the back. There is almost no taste, and the texture has changed.

Common name: Junsai (snacks), Scientific name: Brasnia schreberi, aka: water shield, Habitat: Hokkaido to Kyushu, Okinawa Islands, Environment: Lakes with good water quality, Living type: Perennial floating leaves, Leaves: Floating on the water, Leaf shape: Oval, Leaf length: Around 1 cm, Inflorescence: Alternation, Flowering period : June to August, flower color: purple brown, plain, flower diameter: 1.5 cm, number of petals: 3, number of sepals: 3, use: edible shoots with leaf agar covered with agar, cooking method: sunomon(vinegar), miso soup, soup, remarks: Akita Prefecture has the highest production in Japan.


  • Order
    Nymphaeales
  • Family
    Cabombaceae
  • Genus
    Brasenia
  • Species
    B. schreberi
  • Type of flower
    Non-symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    3-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial aquatic plant
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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