Yaguruma-sou

Rodgersia podophylla

  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Yaguruma-sou
  • Flower name
    Yaguruma-sou
  • Scientific name
    Rodgersia podophylla
  • Alias矢車草
  • Place of originJapan and the Korean peninsula
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July
  • Language of flowersClean

What is Yaguruma-sou

Yaguruma-sou (scientific name: Rodgersia podophylla) is native to Japan and the Korean Peninsula, and is a perennial grass of the family Saxifragaceae. It grows naturally in the shade of mountain etc., stretches the rhizome and forms a community. Spread the large five leaflets radially. In the early summer, put out long flower stems from the center of the leaves and dense white flowers in a conical inflorescence extending from the tip. Florets do not have petals and are composed of numerous calyxes and stamens. Leaves stand out more than flowers, and the origin of the name is that the leaf shape resembles an arrowhead. Yaguruma-giku (scientific name: Centaurea cyanus) of another genus is sometimes called Yaguruma-sou.

common name: Yaguruma-sou, Scientific name: Rodgersia podophylla, Distribution: Hokkaido to Honshu, Japan, Korea Peninsula, Environment: Fertility of deep mountains, life style : Perennial plant, plant height: 1 m, leaf shape: alternate, leaf shape: palm-shaped feathered double leaf, root length: 40 cm, leaf margin of leaf: serrated, inflorescence form: conical inflorescence, flower stem length: 80 to 100 cm, petal: Flower color: white, small flower diameter (actually calyx): 0.3 cm, stamens: large, number of flower columns: 2, flowering period: May to July, fruit type: fruit shape, fruit shape: narrow ovate, fruit length: 0.5 cm.


  • Order
    Saxifragales
  • Family
    Saxifragaceae
  • Genus
    Rodgersia
  • Species
    R. podophylla
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeYears of grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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