- Flower nameFritillaria japonica
- Scientific nameFritilaria 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).