- Flower nameDesmodium
- Scientific nameDesmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum
- Place of originChina, Korea, Taiwan, Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September
What is Desmodium
Desmodium (scientific name: Desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum) is a perennial wildflower in the family Fabaceae, native to China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. It grows wild in summer in mountains and fields all over Japan. It bears small, pale red, lip-shaped flowers in sparse bloom with inflorescences on the tips of long, slender flower stalks. The leaves are three-depressed and the apical lobes are diamond-shaped and oval in shape. The Japanese name 'Nusubito hagi' comes from the fact that the rows of fruits that form after the flowers have finished flowering look like the footprints of an embittered thief walking on foot.
Common name: Desmodium, scientific name: Desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum, Habitat：mountains and forests all over Japan, life type：perennial wildflowers; Plant height：60-90 cm; inflorescence：general inflorescence; diameter：0.3-0.4 cm; flowering season：June to September; flower color：peach; fruit type：jointed fruit.