Cirsium japonicum

Cirsium japonicum

  • Cirsium japonicum
  • Cirsium japonicum
  • Cirsium japonicum
  • Cirsium japonicum
  • Flower name
    Cirsium japonicum
  • Scientific name
    Cirsium japonicum
  • Aliasアザミ, 野薊, 薊, ドイツアザミ, Cirsium japonicum, テラオカアザミ
  • Place of originEast Asia in Taiwan, Korea, China, Japan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Cirsium japonicum

Cirsium japonicum (scientific name:Cirsium japonicum) is a perennial grasses in the Asteraceae family native to Eastern Asia in Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan. The whole plant has sharp thorns. It grows naturally in fields from Honshu to Kyushu. The leaves are rhizomatous, spreading in a rosette shape near the ground. In spring and early summer, a thin stalk of flowers emerges from between the leaves, and from the tip of the stalk, a head-like inflorescence grows, producing numerous clusters of reddish-purple tubular flowers.

General name:Cirsium japonicum , scientific name:Cirsium japonicum , height: 50-100 cm, leaf: pinnate, phyllotaxis: alternate, margin: spine, Flower inflorescence: head-like inflorescence, Corolla: tube-shaped flowers just a solitary flower head, Corolla shape: 4-5 cm, flower, purple, flowering period: May-August, fruit: achenes, fruit shape: oblong, uses: medicinal.


  • Order
    Asteraceae
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Cirsium
  • Species
    C.japonicum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeperennial wild thistle
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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