- Flower nameHypericum tosaense
- Scientific nameHypericum tosaense
- Alias土佐弟切, Hypericum tosaense, セトウミオトギリ
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Hypericum tosaense
Hypericum tosaense (scientific name: Hypericum tosaense) is a perennial herb of the Hypericaceae family, endemic to Japan. It grows naturally on sand and gravel in the Kinki region of Honshu to Shikoku and Kyushu. The stem has two ridges with scattered black spots on them. The leaves are oblong-ovate and rounded, with black spots on the leaf margins, and grow in pairs. In summer, the inflorescences are sparsely covered with yellow flowers. The petals have wavy edges with black spots. The entire leaf has scattered bright spots.
Common name: Hypericum tosaense, scientific name: Hypericum tosaense, place of origin: Japan, grass height: 15-75 cm, life style: perennial, leaf color: green to red (red leaves), inflorescence: opposite, leaf shape: long elliptic. Leaf shape: oblong-ovate, leaf margin: wavy, flower length: 1 cm, flower color: yellow, fruit type: capsule, flowering season: July-August, Notes: CR: Endangered IA.