- Flower nameElaeagnus umbellata
- Scientific nameElaeagnus umbellata
- Place of originHimalayas and East Asia
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata or akigumi(Scientific name: Elaeagnus umbellata) is a deciduous shrub in the family Elaeagnaceae, native to the Himalayas and East Asia. The fruit is eaten, but it is mainly used for processing such as jam because of its astringent taste. It is found in sunny places such as riversides and roadsides in Hokkaido and Kyushu. Leaves are elongate lanceolate with dense scaly hairs on the leaf surface. In the spring, one to six bunches of white flowers hang down from the leaf axils and bloom. There are no petals, and what appears to be a flower is a calyx. The flower color (calyx color) changes to yellow over time. It produces red spherical fruits in the fall.
Generic name: Elaeagnus umbellata, Scientific name: Elaeagnus umbellata, Place of origin: Himalayas - East Asia, Tree height: 2 - 4 m, Tree diameter: 20 cm, Bark: grayish-black, Petiole: Reciprocal, Leaf length: 4 - 8 cm, Leaf width: 1-3 cm, Leaf shape: elliptic lanceolate, Leaf margin: full margin, calyx tube length: 0.8 cm, calyx diameter: 0.8 cm, Inflorescence: several bunches growing on leaf axils, Petals: no
Flower color (calyx color): white to yellow; flower shape (calyx shape): 4 ridge funnel shape (tubular with 4 lobes at the tip); stamens: 4 stamens; flowering period: April to May; fruit type: false fruit; fruiting period: September to November; fruit shape: spherical; fruit diameter: 0.6-0.8 cm; fruit color: red; use: garden tree, wood fittings; fruit is a cough medicine "Milk Pond (Milk Pond)".