- Flower nameSedum japonicum
- Scientific nameSedum japonicum
- Alias雌の万年草, Sedum japonicum
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Seashore, Rice paddies
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Sedum japonicum
Sedum japonicum or meno-mannengusa (scientific name: Sedum japonicum) is a creeping evergreen succulent perennial grass native to Japan, belonging to the family Crassulaceae. It grows wild along roadsides, in rice fields, low mountains, and rocky areas in Honshu to Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. The flowers look like Sedum oryzifolium or taitogome (scientific name: Sedum oryzifolium), but they are about twice as large. However, the diameter of the flower is small, about 1cm. In early summer, the inflorescence grows and produces many yellow star-shaped flowers. It creeps and is used as a ground cover in gardens. The leaves are yellowish green, but turn red in winter.
Common name: Sedum japonicum, scientific name: Sedum japonicum, Place of origin: Japan, habitat distribution: Honshu - Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Japan, Habitat Distribution: Roadsides, rice fields, low mountains, rocky places, Grass Height: 10 cm, Leaf Length: 0.5-1.2 cm, Leaf Inflorescence: Alternate, Leaf shape: cylindrical, leaf color: yellowish green to red (winter),Flower inflorescence: cymose,
flower diameter: 1 cm, flowering period: May to June, Flower color: yellow; Petals: 5; Fruit type: star-shaped, Fruit type: capsule. Uses: ground cover, potted.