Sherardia

Sherardia arvensi

  • Sherardia
  • Sherardia
  • Sherardia
  • Sherardia
  • Flower name
    Sherardia
  • Scientific name
    Sherardia arvensi
  • AliasSherardia arvensi
  • Place of originMediterranean grassland-southeast-east Asian
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August

What is Sherardia

Sherardia (scientific name: Sherardia arvensis) is a Mediterranean grassland-southeast-east Asian native, and is a first-grade wildflower of the Rubiaceae genus Sherardia. This one species constitutes one genus (one genus), and only one species (one species). It is naturalized not only in Japan but all over the world. The stem crawls the ground and rises to about 40 cm. The cross section of the stem is square, and six bristle leaves are produced. There is no petiophyte. From spring to summer, the inflorescence extends from the axiles and pink florets bloom. The flower is split into four in a long tube. It is a hermaphrodonic strain, a fly-borne insect-borne flower.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Genus
    Sherardia
  • Species
    S. arvensi
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Wheel-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typefirst-grade wildflower
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.5 cm

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