Chionographis japonica

Chionographis japonica

  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Chionographis japonica
  • Flower name
    Chionographis japonica
  • Scientific name
    Chionographis japonica
  • Alias白糸草, Chloranthus japonicus, ユキノフデ, 雪の筆
  • Place of originto Japan from the Korean Peninsula
  • Place of floweringLow mountains, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Chionographis japonica

Chionographis japonica called Shiraitoso, scientific name: Chionographis japonica, is an evergreen perennial herb belonging to the family Melanthiaceae, which is native to Japan from the Korean Peninsula. It grows naturally on the wet slopes and cliffs of the forest in Kanto to Kyushu of Japan. The short rhizomes stand upright or obliquely. From the rosette rooted leaves, take out the flower stems in early summer, and extend the panicle from the tip and make many small white flowers bloom. Japanese flower name is based on the appearance of long flower petals as white thread. The genus name "Chionographis" means "Chiono (snow) + graphis (writing)" in Latin, and the species minor "japonica" means Japan. There is Sanguisorba hakusanesis or Lilac squirrel , scientific name: Sanguisorba hakusanesis, that make pink thread flowers bloom in a different genus (Roseaceae).

Common name: Chionographis japonica, Scientific name: Chionographis japonica, aka: Shiraitoso,Yukifude, Origin: Japan to Korean Peninsula, Environment : Wet slopes and cliffs, Plant height: 30 to 65 cm, Petal: Yes, Leaf quality: No gloss, Leaf shape: Linear, Leaf edge: wavy, Leaf length: 10 to 15 cm, Flowering period: May to June, Inflorescence: panicle, flower stalk: 6, flower color: white, inflorescence length: 10 to 20 cm, petal length: 0.8 to 1.2 cm, fruit: long oval in fruit, seed shape: long oval, use: mountain grass , Ornamental.


  • Eye
    Dioscoreales
  • Family
    Melanthiaceae
  • Genus
    Chionographis
  • Species
    C. japonica
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Thread-like
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeevergreen perennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 65.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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