Shirage Echigo-Toranoo

Veronica kiusiana Furumi var. maritima

  •  Shirage Echigo-Toranoo
  •  Shirage Echigo-Toranoo
  •  Shirage Echigo-Toranoo
  •  Shirage Echigo-Toranoo
  • Flower name
    Shirage Echigo-Toranoo
  • Scientific name
    Veronica kiusiana Furumi var. maritima
  • Alias白毛越後虎の尾
  • Place of originendemic to Japan
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September

What is Shirage Echigo-Toranoo

Echigo-Toranoo (scientific name: Veronica kiusiana Furumi var. maritima) and Shirage Echigo-Toranoo (scientific name: Veronica kiusiana Furumi var. canescens) are both endemic to Japan. It is a large perennial herb of the genus Luritranoidea. They grow wild along the Sea of Japan coast from Hokuriku to Tohoku. It is 50 to 90 cm tall. The leaves are broadly ovate with serrated edges, and are attached to the stem in opposite pairs. It produces a raceme of inflorescences with blue-purple flowers that bloom from the bottom to the top. The corolla is cup-shaped with four deep lobes at the tip, and the two stamens protrude longer than the corolla. The throat of the flower has several white hairs. The ECHIGOTRANO as well as the white-fringed ECHIGOTRANO resemble the KUGAISHO, but the leaves are thicker and shinier. Unlike Echigotrano (maritima), the leaves of Shirahigoeigotrano (canescens) are densely covered with white hairs on both sides and are not glossy.

Common name: Shirage Echigo-Toranoo-o, scientific name: Veronica kiusiana Furumi var. canescens, Height: 50-90 cm, Leaf shape: broadly ovate, leaf margin: coarsely serrate, inflorescence: opposite, inflorescence shape: raceme, flowering period: June-September Inflorescence form: racemose; Flowering season: June to September; Flower color: blue-purple; Corolla form: cup-shaped with 4 deeply lobed tips; Number of stamens: 2; Note: This plant is designated as a quasi-threatened species in Niigata Prefecture.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    V. kiusiana Furumi var. maritima
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typelarge perennial herb
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height50.0 ~ 90.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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