Mercurialis leiocarpa

Mercurialis leiocarpa

  • Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Flower name
    Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Scientific name
    Mercurialis leiocarpa
  • Alias
  • Place of originKorean Peninsula, China, Indochina and Japan
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July

What is Mercurialis leiocarpa

Mercurialis leiocarpa or Yama-ai (scientific name: Mercurialis leiocarpa) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Euphorbiaceae, native to the Korean Peninsula, China, Indochina and Japan. It grows in clusters on the understory of mountain forests in Honshu to the Ryukyu Peninsula. It is a dye that has been used since the Man' yoshu period (710-794), and it dyes green instead of blue. The cross section of the stem is square. Dioecious.

Scientific name: Mercurialis leiocarpa, Place of origin: Korean Peninsula, China, Indochina, Japan, Distribution: Honshu to Ryukyu Peninsula, Japan, Plant height: 30-40 cm; leaf blade: opposite; leaf shape: elliptic, Leaf blade length: 10 cm, leaf margin: serrated; petiole: long, Flowering season: April-July, petals: none, uses: green dye.


  • Eye
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Euphorbiaceae
  • Genus
    Mercurialis
  • Species
    M. leiocarpa
  • Type of flower
    Other
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial herbaceous plant
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.0 ~ 0.0 cm

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