- Flower nameGnaphalium japonicum
- Scientific nameGnaphalium japonicum
- Alias父子草, Gnaphalium japonicum
- Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula, and China
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October
What is Gnaphalium japonicum
Gnaphalium japonicum or Chichiko gusa (scientific name: Gnaphalium japonicum) is a small perennial wildflower native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China, and belongs to the family Asteroideae It grows wild in grasslands in the mountains and fields. From spring to autumn, it blooms in bunches of head flowers consisting only of grayish-brown tubular flowers from the tips of flower stems. The base of the head flower is surrounded by three to four radial bracts.
Generic name: Gnaphalium japonicum, scientific name: Gnaphalium japonicum, aka: Chichiko gusa, origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, grass height: 10-25 cm, leaf length: 3-10 cm, leaf shape: long, linear, flower color: gray, flowering season: May to October.