- Flower nameCirsium dipsacolepis
- Scientific nameCirsium dipsacolepis
- Alias森薊, Cirsium dipsacolepis, 山午房, ヤマゴボウ, ゴボウアザミ
- Place of originEndemic to Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonSeptember, October, November
What is Cirsium dipsacolepis
Cirsium dipsacolepis (Scientific name: Cirsium dipsacolepis) is a perennial herbaceous plant that is endemic to Japan and belongs to the Asteraceae family. It grows wild in the mountains and grasslands of Honshu (Honshu), Shikoku, and Kyushu south of Iwate. The plant grows to a height of less than one meter and produces a purple-red flower in autumn. The root is called "mountain burdock" and can be eaten after marinating in miso.
Common name: Cirsium dipsacolepis, Scientific name: Cirsium dipsacolepis , Also known as the mountain burdock (thistle), or burdock thistle, Plant height: 50 to 100 cm, root diameter: 2 cm, root length: 40 cm, leaf shape: pinnate, leaflet shape: oblong, leaf margin: thorns, flowering season: September to November, inflorescence: scattered inflorescence, inflorescence form: clustered inflorescence Flower head: Tubular flower, Color: Reddish purple, Taxonomy: Dicotyledonous plant species, Flower diameter: 3 to 4 cm, Fruit type: Skinny fruit, Use: Root and young buds are edible.