- Flower nameOguruma
- Scientific nameInula salicina
- AliasInura britannica, Inula japonica, 小車
- Place of originJapan, Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September
What is Oguruma
Inula salicina (Inula salicina) is a perennial herb of the family Asteraceae, native to Japan, Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia. It grows naturally along sunny riverbanks and wetlands in Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The underground stem creeps horizontally and produces upright stems. The leaves are green and lanceolate and hug the stem. In summer and autumn, it produces a single yellow head of flowers from the tip of the flower stalk. It is similar to I. britannica subsp. japonica.
Common name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum, scientific name: Inula salicina, living type: perennial, place of origin: Japan, Korea, China, Russia, Mongolia, etc. Habitat：Hokkaido to Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Environment： River banks and wetlands, Grass: 20 - 80 cm tall; Leaf length: 5 - 8 cm; Leaf width: 1 - 2 cm; Leaf shape: broadly elliptic to lanceolate; Leaf margin: toothed; Inflorescence: alternate; Inflorescence: head flower; Flower diameter: 3.5 - 4 cm; Leaf Inflorescences: alternate; Flower diameter: 3.5-4 cm; Corolla shape: lingual and tubular heads; Flower color: yellow; Flowering season: June-September; Fruit: slender.