Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia piasezkii

  • Chinese Foxglove
  • Chinese Foxglove
  • Chinese Foxglove
  • Chinese Foxglove
  • Flower name
    Chinese Foxglove
  • Scientific name
    Rehmannia piasezkii
  • Alias天目地黄, Rehmannia piasezkii, Chinese Foxglove
  • Place of originendemic to China
  • Place of floweringSub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September

What is Chinese Foxglove

Chinese Foxglove (scientific name: Rehmannia piasezkii) is a perennial herb endemic to China, belonging to the genus Rehmannia. It is a species of gourd whose rhizome is used in Chinese medicine. It produces red-purple flowers in early summer. The flowers are cylindrical with five lobes at the tip.

Common name: Chinese Foxglove, scientific name: Rehmannia piasezkii, plant height: 30-100 cm; leaf shape: oblong; leaf length: 15 cm; leaf width: 7 cm; leaf margin: pinnate with deep fissures, Crown color: purple red, corolla length: 5 to 6 cm, corolla length: 3.5 to 4 cm, number of stamens: 4 to 5, flowering period: April to May, flowering season: April to May, Fruiting season: May-June. Usage: medicinal herb.


  • Order
    唇形
  • Family
    Scrophulariaceae
  • Genus
    Rehmannia
  • Species
    R. piasezkii
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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