- Flower namePetasites japonicus
- Scientific namePetasites japonicus
- AliasEdible burdock, Fuki, 蕗, フキノトウ
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April, May
- Language of flowersFair
What is Petasites japonicus
Petasites japonicus or Fuki (scientific name: Petasites japonicus) is native to Japan,and is a perennial wild vegetable of the family Asteraceae which blooms yellow or yellow-green flowers with low plant height in early spring. From flower stems, flower stalks are bloomed, and after the flowers, the female strains are stretched and flower stems are grown and the petiole is extended from the rhizomes. Breeding is done in the rhizome, but the rhizomes are toxic and can not be eaten. The edible parts are flowers and petiole (Fuki) which grows after flowers.
Common name: Petasites japonicus or Fuki , Scientific name: Petasites japonicus, aka: Fuki (Japanese), Giant Butterbur, Origin: Japan Distribution: Hokkaido ~ Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu Japan, Korea Peninsula, China, Sakhalin, Plant Length: 30 cm Petiole Color: light green leaf shape: heart shape (kidney shape), both sexes Flower color: white (female strain), yellow (male), flowering period: February - May (Fuchsin), October (petiole).