Shirahigesou

Parnassia foliosa var. nummularia

  • Shirahigesou
  • Shirahigesou
  • Flower name
    Shirahigesou
  • Scientific name
    Parnassia foliosa var. nummularia
  • AliasShirahigesou, 白髭草
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Shirahigesou

Shirahigesou(scientific name: Parnassia foliosa var. nummularia) is a perennial grass of Parnassus, Department of parnassia species native to Japan. From the late summer in early autumn, at the tip of the stalk white five bloom flower of the valve.Large green leaves, Pentagon and coarse serrations to palmately lobed, and man.The origin of the name depends on the white petal tip of beard on that.

General name: Shirahigesou
Scientific name: Parnassia foliosa var. nummularia,
Origin: Japan, Habitat distribution: Honshu, Shikoku in wetlands in the living environment: mountain,
Living type: perennial, height: 15-30 cm, with broad ovate leaves to roots raw leaf: petiole, leaf color: green, stem leaf: wide oval, hold the stem and petiole: no, no, and leaf margin: entire, rose five-petaled flower end of beard, flower diameter:2-2.5cm The perianth piece: egg-shaped, color: white, pistil: 1 book (stigma has three-lobed), stamens number: 10 (anther five + five stamens provisional. Pseudo stamens are yellow-tipped divided each of the three globular gland body), ovary, 4 room, flowering period: August-September, fruit: capsule and ripens fruit, fruit long:0.7cm, long:0.1cm seeds.


  • Order
    Celastrales
  • Family
    Parnassiaceae
  • Genus
    Parnassia
  • Species
    P. foliosa var. nummularia
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeYears of grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.5 cm

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