- Flower nameScutellaria brachyspica
- Scientific nameScutellaria brachyspica
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Scutellaria brachyspica
Scutellaria brachyspica or Oka-tatsunamisou (scientific name: Scutellaria brachyspica) is a perennial herb native to Japan, belonging to the family Lamiaceae and the genus Scutellaria. It grows wild in the shade of trees on Japanese hills from Honshu to Shikoku. It has broadly ovate leaves 1.5 to 5 cm long and 1 to 4 cm wide with wavy serrations on the leaf margins at the end of a 1 to 2 cm petiole.
The genus name "Scutellaria" means "small dish," referring to the shape of the sepals that remain after the petals fall off. The species name 'brachypetalum' means 'small dish'. The species name 'brachyspica' is a compound of 'brachy' (short) and 'spicatus' (forming an ear). It means that the flower stalks appear to be "short and apical.
Common name::Scutellaria brachyspica, scientific name: Scutellaria brachyspica, origin: Japan, Distribution: Honshu-Shikoku Japan, Environment: Shade in hilly terrain Habitat: Japan, Habitat: shade in hilly areas, Height: 30-50 cm, Petiole: 1-2 cm, Leaf length: 1.5-5 cm, Leaf width: 1-4 cm, Leaf shape: broadly ovate, Leaf margin: serrate, Inflorescence: raceme, Flower length: 2 cm, Flower color: purple, Flowering season: May to June.