Sasa veitchii

Sasa veitchii

  • Sasa veitchii
  • Sasa veitchii
  • Flower name
    Sasa veitchii
  • Scientific name
    Sasa veitchii
  • Aliasヘリトリザサ, 隈笹, 縁取笹, 野麦
  • Place of originJapan (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering season

What is Sasa veitchii

Sasa veitchii or Kuma zasa (Scientific name: Sasa veitchii) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family Poaceae, native to Kyoto. It grows in the mountain forests of Japan. The Japanese name comes from the fact that the green leaf margins are shaded in white from autumn to winter. In folk medicine, the leaves have an antiseptic and disinfectant effect, and various vitamins are contained abundantly, and the plant is considered to have a medicinal effect. Common name: kumazasa.

Common name: Sasa veitchii Scientific name: Sasa veitchii, Also known as: Kumazasa, Helitrythosaurus, Place of origin: Japan (Kyoto), Japan
Grass height: 50 to 100 cm; leaf height: 15 to 25 cm, Leaf shape: oblong, Foliage color: Green. The edges turn white in autumn and winter, Phloem: alternate growth, Flower color: Greenish purple to brown, Inflorescence: Conical inflorescence, Pillar: 3, Inflorescence: , Staminodes: 6, Flowering time: Rare, Fruit: Eidocarpus, Fruit shape: Oval.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Sasa
  • Species
    S. veitchii
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herbaceous plant
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.4 ~ 0.6 cm

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