Iwakagami

Schizocodon soldanelloides

  • Iwakagami
  • Iwakagami
  • Flower name
    Iwakagami
  • Scientific name
    Schizocodon soldanelloides
  • Alias岩鏡, Schizocodon soldanelloides
  • Place of originendemic species of Japan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July

What is Iwakagami

Iwakagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides) is an endemic perennial plant belonging to the family Diapensiaceae, an endemic species of Japan. Extend a thin red stem from the root leaves and attach several light red flowers at the tip. The petal is split into 5 and the tip is split finely. The flower name originates from the fact that it grows in a rocky area and the leaves are round, cortical and shiny like a mirror. The related species are smaller than Iwakagami and
Koiwakagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides f. alpinus) in the marshland.

Generic name: Iwakagami, Scientific name: Schizokodon soldanelloides, Origin: Japan endemic species, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu, Environment: Low mountain to Alpine, Living type: Alpine perennial, Plant height: 10-15 cm, Leaf: Root leaf, Leaf shape: Circular, Leaf quality: Cortical luster, Flower color: Light red, Flower shape: Tubular flower with 5 tips Further subdivision, flowering period: April to July.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Diapensiaceae
  • Genus
    Schizocodon
  • Species
    S. soldanelloides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Round
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeendemic perennial plant
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 15.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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