Galium asiaticum

Galium verum var. asiaticum

  • Galium asiaticum
  • Galium asiaticum
  • Flower name
    Galium asiaticum
  • Scientific name
    Galium verum var. asiaticum
  • Alias黄花河原松葉, yellow spring bedstraw
  • Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula, China and Russia
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Garden, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August

What is Galium asiaticum

Galium asiaticum (Scientific name: Galium verum var. asiaticum) is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, China and Russia ,and is perennial plant of the family Rubiaceae. There is a beard on the roots and it turns red. It grows naturally in the sunny grassland of Hokkaido - Kyushu. There are no spines in the stem, there are furs. Leaves are linear with short spines at the tip. From summer to autumn, many coniferous inflorescences are stretched from the tip of the stem and leaf axil and many small yellow flowers bloom. The flowers will be split and flat.

Generic name: Galium asiaticum, Scientific name: Galium verum var. Asiaticum, aka Takane no kawaramatsuba, yellow spring bedstraw, origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Russia, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido ~ Kyushu, Environment: sunny grassland, life type: perennial plant, plant length: 50 ~ 120 cm, leaf shape: linear, leaf order: Flower color: yellow, flowering period: 4 to August, fruit diameter: 0.1 cm, fruit period: 5 to 10 months, medicinal efficacy.


  • Eye
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Genus
    Galium
  • Species
    G. verum var. asiaticum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial plant
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.2 cm

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