- Flower nameMichinoku kozakura
- Scientific nameprimula cuneifolia var. heterodonta
- Aliasイワキコザクラ, 岩木小桜
- Place of origin endemic to Iwaki (Aomori, Japan)
- Place of floweringSub-alpine, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June
What is Michinoku kozakura
Michinoku kozakura (Primula cuneifolia var. heterodonta), endemic to Mt. Iwaki (Aomori, Japan), is a variety of Ezo kozakura (Primula cuneifolia), a subalpine perennial in the Primulaceae family. It is also called Iwaki-kozakura from its native name. The inflorescence grows from the tip of the flower stalk, which emerges in summer, and produces 3 to 20 small, purplish-pink, high cup-shaped flowers. The throat of the corolla is yellow and white. The tips of the petals have five deep lobes and two more shallow lobes.
Common name : MIchinoku kozakura (scientific name: Primula cuneifolia var. heterodonta, environment: subalpine marshes and wet meadows, grass height : 10 to 20 cm, Leaf length: 5-15 cm, leaf width: 1.5-3 cm, leaf margin: serrate, flowering season: March-June, leaf shape: ovate, leaf color: green, flower color: purple-pink, flower diameter: 2 cm, fruit type: capsule.