- Flower nameNepeta subsessilis
- Scientific nameNepeta subsessilis
- Place of origin Japan
- Place of floweringSub-alpine
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Nepeta subsessilis
Nepeta subsessilis or misogawasou (scientific name: Nepeta subsessilis) is endemic to Japan
and is a large perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae.
It grows naturally on grasslands and mountain streams in subalpine mountains of Hokkaido to north Chubu region.
The plant height is 50-100 cm and the stem section is square and upright.
The leaves are green, have sparse thin hairs on both sides, and are opposite.
The leaves have a stalk, the leaf blade has a pointed broad lanceolate shape, and the leaves have fine wavy saw teeth.
In August, extend the flower stalk and attach a few purple, lip-shaped flowers to the axils.
In the lip-shaped flower, the upper lip is split two times and shorter than the lower lip, and the lower lip is split three and the purple spot in the center is conspicuous.
By the way, the flower name depends on the odor of the river or the leaves.
Detailed information of scorpionflower
General name: Nepeta subsessilis or misogawasou,
Scientific name: Nepeta subsessilis,
Place of Origin: Japan, Habitat: Hokkaido to Chubu,
Environment: Subalpine grasslands and mountain streams,
Plant height: 50-100 cm, stem: square in cross section, upright, leaf color: green,
phyllophy: opposite, petiole: yes,
Leaf shape: pointed broad lanceolate, leaf margin: fine wavy sawtooth,
back of leaf: secretion of odor from glandular point,
How to attach flowers: attach several pieces to the axillary,
lower form: lip shape, corolla color: purple, flowering period: July to August,
Number of stamens: 4, calyx color: green, fruit type: fruit,
Remark: The flower name of Misogawa, endemic to Japan,
depends on the river name or the odor of the leaves.