- Flower nameShinano Kozakura
- Scientific namePrimula tosaensis var. brachycarpa
- Alias信濃小桜, カマナシコザクラ
- Place of originendemic species in Japan
- Place of floweringSub-alpine
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Shinano Kozakura
Shinano Kozakura (scientific name: Primula tosaensis var. Brachycarpa) is a variety of the perennial "Iwazakura (scientific name: Primula tosaensis)" which is an endemic species of the family Primulaceae in Japan. It grows naturally in calcareous rocks in the subalpine area of the Southern Alps in central Honshu. It has a circular leaf and has no hair on the leaf surface. The plant height is less than 10 cm, and it spreads from the flower stem to the inflorescence, and 5 to 6 red or white flowers with a high cup shape and 5 deep cleaved tips are blooming. The base of the flower is yellow. The fruits that appear after the flowers are short and bent.
Common name: Shinano Kozakura ,Scientific name: Primula tosaensis var. Brachycarpa, Plant height: 5-10 cm, leaf shape: circular, flowering period: April to May, flower diameter: 2.5-3 cm, corolla: high cup shape, 5 deep tips, flower color: pink, white.