- Flower nameTricyrtis latifolia
- Scientific nameTricyrtis latifolia
- Place of originendemic to Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Wetlands, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonJune
What is Tricyrtis latifolia
Tricyrtis latifolia(scientific name: Tricyrtis latifolia), endemic to Japan, is a cold-resistant perennial herb in the genus Tricyrtis of the family Liliaceae. It produces yellow flowers, which is rare in the genus Tricyrtis. The leaves are green, broadly oval and hairless. In early summer, it produces yellow flowers with reddish-purple patches on a yellow background. There are no spots on the florets or anthers. The central flower has three deep lobes at the top, which radiate out, and two lobes at the tip. The flower column has many small glandular hair-like projections that look like water droplets. The flower is named after the pattern on the flower, which resembles the spotted pattern on the breast of a bird (Hototogisu), and after the Tamagawa River in Kyoto, a famous place for yamabuki (Japanese flowering plant).
Common name: Tamagawa tocorrhiza, scientific name: Tricyrtislatifolia, alias: Tamagawa hototogisu, Country of origin: Japan, Habitat distribution: Honshu - Shikoku, Kyushu, Living environment: valley in the mountains and fields Living environment: along valleys in mountainous areas, Life Form: Perennial, Height: 30-80 cm, Leaf Color: Green, Phyllotaxy: Alternate, Leaf Form: Broadly elliptic, stem-hugging, Leafiness: Hairless, Inflorescence Form: Inflorescence in clusters, Flower Form: Cup-shaped, upward, bell-shaped, downward, Flower Color: Yellow with purple-brown inner racemes, Flowering Area: Leaf axils at stem top or top, Flower Diameter: 2 cm, Flower Length: 2 cm, Petal Flowering season: June; Fruit type: capsule; Fruit shape: lanceolate; Remarks: Tricyrtis is a 3-tuberous, insect-mediated flower.