Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis

Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis

  •  Lespedeza  thunbergii var. satsumensis
  •  Lespedeza  thunbergii var. satsumensis
  •  Lespedeza  thunbergii var. satsumensis
  •  Lespedeza  thunbergii var. satsumensis
  • Flower name
    Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis
  • Scientific name
    Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis
  • Alias薩摩葉萩
  • Place of originSatsuma region(Japan)
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Park, Horticultural species
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October

What is Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis

Satsuma-hagi (scientific name:Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis) is a deciduous shrubr in the Fabaceae family and is endemic to the Satsuma region. It grows wild in grassland in mountainous areas and lowlands. It is considered a variety of Miyagi no Hagi (scientific name: Lespedeza thunbergii),
The tree is 1 to 2 meters tall and produces many branches from the lower part of the tree. The leaves are tridentate and compound, and the lobes are elliptic and alternate. From June to August, it grows a raceme of inflorescences from the leaf axils and produces reddish-purple butterfly-shaped flowers with long petioles. The flowers are followed by a bean fruit. There are different species of hagi that resemble each other. The Japanese hagi has rounded leaves similar to those of L. cyrtobotrya, but the flowers are larger and the branches are weeping, inherited from the Japanese hagi. The most common species of hagi are L. cyrtobotrya, L. japonica, and L. miyaginohagi. L. cyrtobotrya has short petioles, L. japonica has long petioles, and L. miyaginohagi has drooping branches.
The variant name "satsumensis" means "of Satsuma.

Common name: Satsuma-hagi , scientific name: Lespedeza thunbergii var. satsumensis, place of origin: endemic to the Satsuma region of Kagoshima Prefecture,
Habitat: mountainous areas, lowlands, Living environment: grassland,Height: 1-2 m, Leaf shape: 3-lobed, lobes: elliptic, phyllotaxy: alternate, Flowering season: June-August, Flowering place: leaf axils, Inflorescence form: racemose, Petiole: long, Flower diameter: 1-1.25 cm, Flower color: red-purple, Corolla shape: butterfly, Fruit shape: bean fruit, Uses: garden planting, bonsai, potted plant, flower arrangement.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    L. thunbergii var. satsumensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeDeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsPink Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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