- Flower nameCirsium japonicum
- Scientific nameCirsium 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.