- Flower nameOguruma
- Scientific nameInura britannica subsp. japonica
- AliasInura britannica, Inula japonica, 小車
- Place of originJapan, Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia
- Place of flowering
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
What is Oguruma
Ogluma or Inura japonica (scientific name: Inura britannica subsp. japonica) is a perennial herb of the family Asteraceae, native to Japan, Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia. It is native to riverbanks and wetlands in Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The rhizome creeps sideways and produces upright stems. The leaves are green and broadly lanceolate and hug the stem. Several yellow-headed flowers bloom from the tips of the flower stalks from summer to autumn.
Sakura Oglema (scientific name: Inura x yosezatoana) is a hybrid of Oguruma(I. britannica subsp. japonica) and HOsoba-oguruma(Inula linariifolia).
Common name: Oguruma, scientific name: Inura britannica subsp. japonica, aka: Inula japonica, living type: perennial, place of origin: Japan, Korea, China, Russia, Mongolia, etc. Habitat：Hokkaido to Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Environment：River banks and wetlands, Grass height: 20-60 cm, Leaf length: 5-10 cm, Leaf width: 1-3 cm, Leaf shape: oval to broadly lanceolate, Leaf margin: marginal, Inflorescence: alternate, Inflorescence: monocotyledonous or scattered inflorescence, Flower diameter: 3.0-4 cm, Corolla: tongue- and cylindrical flower heads, Flower color: yellow, Flowering season: July-October, Fruit: capsule.