Fritillaria japonica

Fritilaria japonica

  • Fritillaria japonica
  • Fritillaria japonica
  • Fritillaria japonica
  • Fritillaria japonica
  • Flower name
    Fritillaria japonica
  • Scientific name
    Fritilaria japonica
  • Alias小貝母, フリチラリア・リチラリア・ジャポニカ, Fritilaria japonica, ミノコバイモ, テンガイユリ, Kobarimo, 美濃小貝母
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, High mountain
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May

What is Fritillaria japonica

Fritillaria japonica or Kobaimo (scientific name: Fritilaria japonica) is a cold-tolerant bulbous plant and perennial herbaceous plant in the Limoceae, native to Japan. It grows in Honshu to Kinki regions. This is smaller than Baimo (scientific name: Fritilaria). In spring, a single downward-squaring, tubular, white-green flower blooms at the tip of the flower stem. There is a dark purple mesh-like spot on the inside of the petal. At the top of the flower stem, two leaves are oppositely formed, and three more leaves are formed on top. The flower name is based on the fact that the bulb resembles a bivalve. Also known as spring ephemeral (early spring plant). Black lily ( scientific name: Fritillaria camtschatcensis). It was designated as a threatened endangered species (VU) in the Ministry of the Environment category.

Generic name: Fritillaria japonica , Scientific name: Fritilaria japonica , also known as: Kobarimo, Origin: Japan, Habitat Distribution: Honshu to Kinki Regions, Environment: Mountain Forest Floor, Plant Height: 10-20 cm, Bulb: Shell-like, Two Scales Relative, Phyllome: Rotate, Petiole: None, Flowering Period: March to May, Flower Color: Light Green, Flower Diameter: 3 to 4 cm, Corolla: Tubular, Fruit Type: capsule, Seed: with Wing, Ministry of the Environment Category:Endangered species (VU).


  • Order
    Liliales
  • Family
    Liliaceae
  • Genus
    Fritillaria
  • Species
    F. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-tolerant bulbous plant and perennial herbaceous plant
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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