Heloniopsis orientalis

Heloniopsis orientalis

  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Flower name
    Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Scientific name
    Heloniopsis orientalis
  • Aliasカンザシバナ, 簪花, Syojobakama, Japanese hyacinth, 猩々袴
  • Place of originJapan and the Korean peninsula 
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June

What is Heloniopsis orientalis

Heloniopsis orientalis ,commonly called Japanese hyacinth, is an evergreen perennial of the family Melanthiaceae, genus Heloniopsis native to Japan. It grows wild on the damp ground in a plain and forest of Kyushu to Hokkaido. The radical growths leaf opens with form of rosette evenly radially. The leaf has luster in wide linear shape. It makes several flowers of the sideways-facing to short raceme postponed bloom till spring from a flower stalk. The Japanese name depends on a flower on a reddish tinge resembling a heavy drinker (It seems to like liquor in the animals in the Chinese legend) and having chosen a nature leaf to a hakama.

Common name: Heloniopsis orientalis, scientific name:Heloniopsis orientalis, aka: Japanese hyacinth, Syojobakama, origin: Japan, Habitat: Hokkaido-Kyushu Japan, environments: wetlands, forest wetlands, living type: Evergreen perennial, height: 15-25 cm, Foliage: rosette-shaped, radially on the roots open flat leaf shape: linear, from the leaf color: green red leaves (winter) green on discoloration inflorescences form: short racemes, flower color: orange / white / purple, florets diameter:1~1.5cm, stamens number: 6, anther color: reddish-purple, set size: 3-4 cm, flowering time: late May-mid-June (Alpine), March-April (low mountain), fruit: capsule and ripens fruit and seed shape: linear in ends with filamentous one, breeding methods: seeds, adventitious buds.


  • Order
    Liliales
  • Family
    Melanthiaceae
  • Genus
    Heloniopsis
  • Species
    H. orientalis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen perennial
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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