Oguruma

Inura britannica subsp. japonica

  • Oguruma
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  • Oguruma
  • Flower name
    Oguruma
  • Scientific name
    Inura 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.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Inula
  • Species
    I. britannica subsp. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 50.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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