Petasites japonicus

Petasites japonicus

  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Petasites japonicus
  • Flower name
    Petasites japonicus
  • Scientific name
    Petasites 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).


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Petasites
  • Species
    P. japonicus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Thread-like
  • Leaf type
    Round
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial wild vegetable
  • Flower colorsYellow cream White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.7 ~ 1.0 cm

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