Houttuynia cordata

Houttuynia cordata

  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Houttuynia cordata
  • Flower name
    Houttuynia cordata
  • Scientific name
    Houttuynia cordata
  • Alias十薬, ジュウヤク, 折耳根, 截儿根
  • Place of originEast Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Houttuynia cordata

Houttuynia cordata is a deciduous perennial of the department Saururaceae genus Houttuynia native to East Asia. Clumps of flowers during the rainy season and blooms white cool 4-petaled flower (actually not flowers) are highly prized. From flower pull up roots of odors and Japanese poison dummy named is often considered just a weed, also known as a deity (herbâ) and medicinal properties superior to poison and pain, just as it is known. Looks like a petal of flower, but the bracts (hollow), or known as involucral bracts (Thurow) and is known as. Real flowers are blooming in a cylindrical inflorescence bracts on small yellow parts. Yellow flowers, as well as Salix (Willow), Euphorbiaceae, "Hye (achlamydeous flower) flower" and says that the flowers without petals and Calyx are called. Has heart-shaped leaves, with neither man. Rhizome sections out of reddish-purple stems and branches,  growing breed. Dry in recent years, and healthy tea and ornamental cuttings of flowers and potted plants, garden planting. Houttuynia cordata Chameleon, leaf spots, also called scientific name: Osaek houttuynia cordata Houttuynia cordata cv. Variegata, a.k.a. pieces had variety.

Common names: Houttuynia cordata, scientific name: Houttuynia cordata, origin: East Asia, stem length: 20-30 cm, leaf color: dark green, flowering period: May-June, yellow tubular flowers of the flower ( Looks 4 white flower bracts).


  • Eye
    Piperales
  • Family
    Saururaceae
  • Genus
    Houttuynia
  • Species
    H. cordata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeLeaves many years grass
  • Flower colorscream Yellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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