Polygonatum macranthum

Polygonatum macranthum

  • Polygonatum macranthum
  • Polygonatum macranthum
  • Flower name
    Polygonatum macranthum
  • Scientific name
    Polygonatum macranthum
  • Alias大鳴子百合, Polygonatum macranthum, Solomon's Seal
  • Place of originJapan, Korea, China
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Polygonatum macranthum

Polygonatum macranthum or Big Footed Solomon's Seal (scientific name: Polygonatum macranthum) is a perennial herb of the family Asparagaceae, native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China. It is native to the mountainous forests of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. From late spring to early summer, it produces about 40 light green flowers on the leaf axils. The height of the grass is 100-150 cm. The leaves are oval with a pointed tip and produce drooping flowers of the same size as the narcissus, with about 40 flowers per plant. It has hairs on its stamens. The dried rhizome is used as a Chinese medicine called huangjing. It looks like a larger version of Polygonatum falcatum.

Common name: Polygonatum macranthum, scientific name: Polygonatum macranthum, Alternative name: Solomon's Seal, Country of origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Habitat distribution: Honshu-Shikoku, Kyushu, Living environment: under mountainous forest, Living type: perennial, Grass height: 100-150 cm, Stem length: 150 cm, Stem section: circular, Leaf length: 10-20 cm, leaf shape: elliptical, inflorescence: two rows of alternate growth, Flowering season: May-June, flower color: light green, flower length: 2 cm, flowering site: the petioles emerge from the leaf axils one by one and branch off into four petioles (the branching part is the short petiole), Flowers on: drooping, with about 40 on the plant, Flower pattern: a short flower pattern about 1 mm long at the base of the flower, Number of stamens: 6, pistil: hairless, staminodes: hairy, pistil filaments: hairy, fruit type: berry, fruit color: dark purple, fruit shape: cherry-shaped, fruit diameter: 1 cm, fruit size: 1 cm, Seed shape: ovoid, seed diameter: 0.3 cm, number of seeds: 8, seeds, Use: Chinese medicine.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Asparagaceae
  • Genus
    Polygonatum
  • Species
    P. macranthum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typePerennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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