- Flower namePulsatilla cernua
- Scientific namePulsatilla cernua
- Alias翁草, Pulsatilla cernua, ネッコグサ, okinagusa, 根っこ草, ネコグサ
- Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula and China
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Pulsatilla cernua
Pulsatilla cernua or Okinagusa (scientific name: Pulsatilla cernua) is a perennial plant belonging to the family Ranunculaceae, which is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China. In Japan, it grows naturally on the grasslands in the mountains of Honshu-Shikoku and Kyushu. The whole is covered with white hair, such as flower stems and leaves. In spring, a flower of dark red blooms at the tip of the stem. The flower (actually, the calyx) blooms downward at the time of flowering and gradually upwards as it blooms. The flower name was given by considering the white hair of the whole grass and seeds as the baldness of the old man. It is highly toxic, as in the case of Ranunculaceae. On the other hand, it is used as a folk medicine.
Another species is Pseudomonas radishes (scientific name: Pulsatilla vulgaris ) .
Generic name:Pulsatilla cernua, Scientific name: Pulsatilla cernua, also name: Okinagusa, Origin: Japan, Korea, China, Root leaf: 2nd pinnate compound, long petiole, deeply split leaflet, foliage: 3 rings, stalkless, life type: perennial, flower stem height: 10-40 cm, flowering period: April-May, flower color: dark Red purple, flower diameter: 3cm.