- Flower nameVaccinium smallii
- Scientific nameVaccinium smallii var. glabrum
- Alias酢の木, 小梅, 酸木
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Vaccinium smallii
Vaccinium smallii (scientific name: Vaccinium smallii var. glabrum) is native to Japan and is a deciduous shrub belonging to the family Ericaceae. Inhabit the mountain forest edge of from Honshu to Shikoku. The tree height does not reach 2 m, and the tree shape branches well from the root. The branches are green. The leaves are green in summer and red in autumn. The flower name is named because it is sour when you chew the leaves. The leaves alternate and have an oval oval shape with a sharp tip. From the branches, put out a general inflorescence and sparsely attach a downward flower.
The flower is green, bell-shaped, contains red streaks, and the tip is split into five to warp. There are 10 stamens. Black-purple fruit is formed after the flower and can be eaten.
Generic name:Vaccinium smallii, scientific name: Vaccinium smallii var. glabrum, leaf : alternation, Leaf shape: Oval oval, Inflorescence: Alternation, Inflorescence diameter: Gross inflorescence, Corolla shape: Bell shape, Flower color: Greenish white with red streaks, Flowering period: May to June, Fruiting period : June to July, fruit color: black purple, fruit type: berries.