- Flower nameMazus goodenifolius
- Scientific nameMazus goodenifolius
- Place of origin Japan, Taiwan, and New Guinea
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Mazus goodenifolius
Mazus goodenifolius, scientific name: Mazus goodenifolius , is an evergreen biennial to perennial wildflower of the genus Mazus in the family Mazaceae, native to Japan, Taiwan, and New Guinea. In Japan, it grows wild in moist places along mountain streams in Kyushu, Yaku Island, Amami Oshima, and northern Okinawa. It is small, with a stem length of 5-15 cm. It produces a raceme of inflorescences at the tips of erect stems from the rhizomatous leaves. The small leaves are oblong-ovate, 3-5 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, with serrations on the leaf margins.
The flowers sparsely attached to the inflorescence are tubular with conjoined petals, lip-shaped at the tip, and symmetrical from left to right, white to pale yellow in color, and about 1 cm long. The genus name "Mazus" is Greek for "mastoid process," and the species name "goodenifolius" is Latin for "leaf-like" in the Cuspidaceae family. It is listed as Endangered Class IB (EN).
Common name: Mazus goodenifolius, scientific name: Mazus goodenifolius , Origin: Japan - Taiwan - New Guinea, Habitat: Kyushu - Yakushima - Amami-Oshima - Northern Okinawa, Environment: Humid places along mountain streams. Stem length: 5-15 cm, Leaf color: green, Leaf condition: rhizomatous, Leaflet shape: oblong-ovate, Leaf margin: serrate, Lobe length: 3-5 cm, Leaf width: 1-1.5 cm, Runner: absent, Inflorescence: raceme; floral symmetry: symmetrical; flower length: 1 cm; flower color: white to pale yellow; corolla: tubular with lip at tip; petals: united; upper lip shape: ovate; lower lip: 3 lobes with an additional 2 shallow lobes at tip; flowering season: April to July; endangered category IB (EN).