Ko-iwa-kagami

Schizocodon soldanelloides f. alpinus

  • Ko-iwa-kagami
  • Ko-iwa-kagami
  • Flower name
    Ko-iwa-kagami
  • Scientific name
    Schizocodon soldanelloides f. alpinus
  • Alias小岩鏡
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Low mountains, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July

What is Ko-iwa-kagami

Koiwa kagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides f. Alpinus) is endemic to Japan and is a perennial plant in the family Diapensiaceae. It grows naturally in lowlands to highlands in Hokkaido to central Honshu. From the root leaves, thin red stalks are grown, and in early summer to summer, the inflorescence is extended from the tip of the flower stalks, and several light pink flowers bloom. The petals split in five, and the tip of each petal splits further. Koiwa kagami is an alpine type of Iwa kagami (scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides), and both are very similar. The difference is that theKoiwa kagami (S. soldanelloides f. Alpinus) has a lower plant height, fewer flowers, and less sharp teeth than Iwa kagami (S. soldanelloides).

Generic name: Koiwa kagami, Scientific name: Schizocodon soldanelloides f. Alpinus, Origin: Japan, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu, Environment : Alpine bog, life type: perennial, plant height: 10-15 cm, root leaf, leaf shape: round, leaf length: 1-4 cm, foliage: cortical and shiny, petiole: long, leaf margin: sawtooth Inconspicuous, radially symmetrical flower, inflorescence: raceme, flower corolla: funnel-shaped, petal edge cracked finely, flower color: pink / white, flower diameter: 1-1.5 cm, number of sepals, number of pistils: 1, stamen Number: 5, flowering period: April to July, remarks: endemic to Japan.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Diapensiaceae
  • Genus
    Schizocodon
  • Species
    S. soldanelloides f. alpinus
  • 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 typeEvergreen perennial grass
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 15.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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