- Flower nameRubus palmatus
- Scientific nameRubus palmatus
- AliasRubus palmatus, 紅葉苺, キイチゴ, 木苺, 黄苺
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Field
- Flowering seasonApril
- Language of flowersRespect and love
What is Rubus palmatus
Rubus palmatus (scientific name: Rubus palmatus) is a small evergreen vine of the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae, endemic to Japan. It grows naturally at the edge of sunny forests in Honshu. Japanese name 'Momiji ichigo' comes from its palm-shaped leaves, which resemble autumn leaves. The flowers are white and bloom downward in April. The flowers are followed by yellow edible fruits.
Common name: Momiji strawberry, Scientific name: Rubus palmatus, Life form: evergreen vine, Origin: Japan, Habitat: Honshu, Living environment: sunny forest edge, height: 100-200 cm, leaf shape: ovate, leaf length: 7-15 cm, leaf width: 2.5-4 cm, leaf margin: serrate, inflorescence: alternate, inflorescence shape: acicular, flowering season: April, flower color: white, petals: 5, flower diameter: 3 cm, fruit type: clustered, fruit color (actually sepal color): red Fruit diameter: 1 to 1.5 cm; fruit stage: June-July.