- Flower nameLiriope minor
- Scientific nameLiriope minor
- Aliasリリオペ, 姫藪蘭
- Place of originJapan, China, and Taiwan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Park, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September
What is Liriope minor
Liriope minor (Liriope minor) is a small species of Liriope muscari, a perennial herb of the family Asparagaceae, native to Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is named for its overall smaller size, including flowers and leaves. It grows naturally in grasslands throughout Japan. While yaburan prefers shade, himeyaburan prefers the sun. The grass is 10 to 20 cm tall, and its branches spread horizontally with a creeping habit. From July to September, it produces 1 to 3 cm long inflorescences from 5 to 7 cm long flower stalks, which bear sparsely spaced, slightly upturned, light purple, 6-petaled flowers about 0.5 cm in diameter, 5 to 10 per stem. The flowers are lower than the leaves. The language of flowers is "new encounters.
Difference between L. muscari and L. minor
L. muscari and L. minor are similar, but have the following differences.
L. muscari - does not creep, leaf length: 30-60 cm, leaf width: slightly wider (0.8-1.2 cm), flower diameter: 0.7 cm, flower color: purple, fruit diameter: 06-0.7 cm.
L. minor - creeping, leaf length: 10-20 cm, leaf width: narrow (0.2-0.3 cm), flower diameter: 0.5 cm, flower color: light purple, fruit diameter: 0.4 cm.
Common name: Liriope minor, scientific name: Liriope minor, habitat: Japan, China, Taiwan, habitat distribution: sunny meadows, height: 5-15 cm, Leaves: root leaf, leaf color: green, leaf shape: narrow linear, veins: Leaf shape: narrowly linear, veins: 5, leaf length: 10-20 cm, leaf width: 0.2-0.3 cm, leaf margin: serrate, flowering season: July-September, stem height: 5-7 cm, inflorescence length: 1-3 cm, petiole length: 0.4 cm, number of petals: 6, flower diameter: 0.5 cm, flower color: pale purple, stamens: 6, anthers: yellow, rounded tip, pistil: opposite direction to stamens Seed shape: spherical; seed color: matte blackish purple; fruit diameter: 0.4 cm; note: root is medicinal.