- Flower nameKitsunenomago
- Scientific nameJusticia procumbens var. leucantha
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonAugust, September
What is Kitsunenomago
Kitsunenomago, (scientific name: Justicia procumbens var. Leucantha) is an annual wildflower in the family Acanthaceae. It is a native species (weed) that grows on the roadside of Kyushu from Honshu in Japan. The plant is名：Justicia procumbens var. leucantha） 10-30 cm tall, and the leaves are single-leaved and opposite. From summer to autumn, the spikes are extended from the spikes, and lip-shaped florets of light red purple color bloom. The fruit after the flower breaks into two at the fruit. A flower similar to this one is Hygrophila salicifolia, or Ogino tsume (scientific name:Hygrophila salicifolia).
Generic name: Kitsunenomago, Scientific name: Justicia procumbens var. Leucantha, Habitat: Honshu-Kyushu, Environment: Roadside, Lifestyle: Annual grass, plant height: 10-30 cm, leaf color: green, petiole: yes, leaf shape: oval, with a slightly pointed tip, leaf height: 3 cm, phyllophy: opposite, inflorescence form: spikelet, flower color: pale Reddish purple, flower length: 0.8 cm, flower shape: lip shape, flowering period: August to September, remarks: wild grass.