Coptis trifoliolata

Coptis trifoliolata

  • Coptis trifoliolata
  • Coptis trifoliolata
  • Coptis trifoliolata
  • Coptis trifoliolata
  • Flower name
    Coptis trifoliolata
  • Scientific name
    Coptis trifoliolata
  • Aliasミツババイカオウレン, 越路黄蓮, 三つ葉梅花黄連, Coptis trifoliolata
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April, May
  • Language of flowersMakeover

What is Coptis trifoliolata

Coptis trifoliolata, or Koshiji Ouren (scientific name: Coptis trifoliolata) is a member of Coptis japonica or Ouren in Japanese (scientific name:Coptis japonica) which is a cold-resistant perennial plant belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. The rhizome is a material of Chinese medicine called Ouren.
It has 3 leaves, and makes flower similar to Japanese apricot , scientific name: Prunus mume blooms. In spring, a white single-headed flower blooms at the end of an elongated brown stem.

Generic name: Coptis trifoliolata, scientific name:Coptis trifoliolata, life type: cold-tolerant perennial, distribution: Japan Sea side north of Honshu, environment: Alpine to sub-alpine , plant height: 10-15 cm, leaf shape: 3 rooted compound leaves, leaflet shape: fallen egg shape, 3 shallow fissures, leaf edge: shallow sawtooth in upper half, hermaphrodite, flower diameter: 1.5 cm, flowering period: February to May, flower color (actually amber): white, number of cocoon pieces: 5 reversal, inflorescence: single apex, pistil: 10.


  • Eye
    Ranunculales
  • Family
    Ranunculaceae
  • Genus
    Coptis
  • Species
    C. trifoliolata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeCold hardiness perennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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