Japanese toad-lily

Tricyrtis hirta

  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Japanese toad-lily
  • Flower name
    Japanese toad-lily
  • Scientific name
    Tricyrtis hirta
  • Aliasジャパニーズ・トードリリー, Japanese toad-lily, トード・リリー, toad-lily, 杜鵑草
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Wetlands, Low mountains
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October, November, December
  • Language of flowersWill potential

What is Japanese toad-lily

white Japanese toad-lily (scientific name: Tricyrtis hirta) is an endemic species of Japan and is a cold-resistant perennial of the genus Lilydee. From summer to winter, in a shade place, flowers with purplish red spots will bloom. Short bristles are growing on the stem. The leaves are green and oblong and the tip is sharp. The flower name is due to the fact that the flower pattern resembles a spot on the chest of a bird named Dogushi (Hototogisu). Also, because young leaves contain spots like oil stains, it is also called oil spot grass. English name, Japanese toad - lily, and toad - lily are derived from the lily family and the spot of flowers resembles a toad 's spot. It is planted in a Japanese style garden, home garden, potted plant, flower bed, "Tricyrtis" (triquiltis) of the genus name is "three distances", species name "hirta" is covered with coarse hair It is meaningful. A flower language is "secret intention". The flower color is white, there are ' Japanese white toad-lily (scientific name: Tricyrtis hirta f. albescens).

Generic name:Japanese toad-lily, scientific name: Trihrtis hirta, aka : Hototogisu, Toad lily, Country of origin: Japan's endemic species, habitat distribution: South Kanto to Shikoku, Kyushu, living environment: shade of mountain, living type: perennial, plant height: 30 ~ 100 cm, leaf color: young leaves have spots like oil stains on the green land, leaf order: alternate, leaf shape: ellipsoid, inflorescence diameter: spiked inflorescence / scattered inflorescence / double divergent inflorescence, flowering period: August to December, Flower shape: funnel shape / cup shape (joint venture), facing upward, number of petals: 6, flower color: red purple, flower diameter: 3 to 4 cm.


  • Order
    Liliales
  • Family
    Liliaceae
  • Genus
    Tricyrtis
  • Species
    T. hirta
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typecold-resistant perennial plant
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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