- Flower nameShibataea kumasaca
- Scientific nameShibataea kumasaca
- Alias阿亀笹, Shibataea kumasac, カグラザサ , ゴマイザサ
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringGarden, Park, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Shibataea kumasaca
Shibataea kumasaca ,Okame zasa, ruscus-leaf bamboo or ruscus bamboo (Scientific name: Shibataea kumasaca) is a small, evergreen grass species native to Japan. Its rhizome creeps across the ground and culms stand upright with culms spaced about 10 cm apart with 2 to 5 branches sprouting from one node. The leaves are bright green and have soft hairs on the undersides of the leaves. It is often used as a garden ground cover or hedge. It has been cultivated in Japan for many years, and its name comes from the fact that it was sold at a rooster market with a mask of a turtle hanging from a branch. Small yellow-green flowers are rarely produced in early summer.
Common name: Shibataea kumasaca, scientific name: Shibataea kumasaca, also known as Okame zasa, Kagura bamboo, ruscus-leaf bamboo, ruscus bamboo, Shibataea kumasaca, Grass height: 1 to 2 m, leaf length: 6 to 10 cm, Leaf width: 2 to 2.5 cm, leaf color: light green, underside of the leaf: soft hair, Leaf shape: broad lanceolate, flower color: yellow-green, corolla: small ear, small ear: 3 small flowers, ear length: 2 cm, number of stamens: 3, flower column: 3 lobes, propagation: divided, use: used for garden planting, parks, ground cover, hedges and lucky charms, bamboo shoots are produced in June.