Gnaphalium japonicum

Gnaphalium japonicum

  • Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Flower name
    Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Scientific name
    Gnaphalium japonicum
  • Alias
  • 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.


  • Eye
    Asteraceae
  • Family
    Asteroideae
  • Genus
    Gnaphalium
  • Species
    G. japonicum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typesmall perennial wildflower
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.3 cm

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