- Flower nameJapanese gentian
- Scientific nameGentiana scabra
- AliasJapanese gentian, 竜胆, Korean gentian
- Place of originJapan, Korea and China
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonSeptember, October
- Language of flowersintrinsic worth
What is Japanese gentian
Japanese gentian, scientific name:Gentiana scabra , is a deciduous perennial herb in the gentian family, Gentianaceae, native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China. It is also known as Korean gentian. In Japan, it grows wild in the mountains of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The stem is 30-50 cm tall.
The leaves are green, ovate to lanceolate, and grow in opposite pairs. It produces bell-shaped, purple or white flowers that bloom horizontally in autumn. Some garden varieties are peach-colored. The flowers bloom only on sunny days and do not fully open. It can be planted in gardens, potted or cut flowers, and its roots are used in herbal medicine.
Common name: Japanese gentian, Scientific name: Gentiana scabra, Also known as Korean gentian, Origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Habitat: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Japan Environment: mountainous areas; Stem length: 30-50 cm; Leaf shape: ovate or lanceolate; Leaf color: green; Phyllotaxis: opposite; Flower shape: bell-shaped; Flowering season: autumn; Flower color: bluish purple, white, peach; Uses: garden plants, potted flowers, cut flowers, medicinal plants.