Bupleurum stenophyllum

Bupleurum stenophyllum

  • Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Flower name
    Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Scientific name
    Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • AliasMishima saiko, Bupleurum stenophyllum
  • Place of originJapan, China and the Korean Peninsula
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October

What is Bupleurum stenophyllum

Bupleurum stenophyllum or Mishima saiko , (scientific name: Bupleurum stenophyllum), is a medicinal perennial herb native to Japan, China and the Korean Peninsula, belonging to the genus Bupleurum in the family Apiaceae. It grows wild in the mountains and fields of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. From late summer to autumn, it produces many small yellow flowers in a sporadic inflorescence from the tips of its branches. The root is used to make the crude drug "saiko", which has antipyretic and analgesic effects.

Common name: Bupleurum stenophyllum , Scientific name: Bupleurum stenophyllum, aka: Mishima saiko species, Plant kingdom: Magnoliophyta, Grass height: 30-50 cm, Inflorescence shape: Compound inflorescence, Flower color: Yellow, Flower diameter: 0.2 cm, Flowering season: 8 - October -October; uses: Ingredient for the crude drug "saiko".


  • Order
    Apiales
  • Family
    Apiaceae
  • Genus
    Bupleurum
  • Species
    B. stenophyllum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typemedicinal perennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height30.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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