Written by Maggie
Jan 07 2021
Japanese anemone, scientific name Eriocapitella hupehensis, is a perennial evergreen herb with large yellow and white flowers and distinctive split petals, often of high ornamental value.
Japanese anemone (Eriocapitella hupehensis) stems are thin, prostrate, and slender. The basal is leaf blade oblong, 2-3 (-5.5) cm long and 1-2.5 cm wide, apically rounded, base halbiform, upper leaf blade 3-lobed, middle lobes oblong or oblong-lanceolate, lateral lobes sub triangular, entire or 2-3 lobed, base of leaf blade cordate-shaped or halbiform;Petiole 1-5 cm long.
Flowers are axillary, 1-flowered, pedicels longer than petiole, apiculate; Bracts are broadly ovate, 0.8-1.6 cm long, apically obtuse or acute to acuminate; Sepals are oblong, 0.6-1 cm long, apically obtuse, mucronate, inner sepals slightly shorter.
Japanese anemone (Eriocapitella hupehensis) corolla is Lavender or reddish, campanulate, 2 -- 4 cm long, corolla sub truncate or lobed; Stamens are subequal, filaments enlarged at base, adnate at base of corolla tube, covered with small scales; The ovary is glabrous, stigma 2-lobed, lobes oblong, flat.
Japanese anemone (Eriocapitella hupehensis) is a perennial evergreen herb. Potted plants should be placed in half sunshine place maintenance, often water, to prevent drought.
Japanese anemone flowers are large, yellow-white, terminal or 3-flowered in a cyme; Pedicels are slender, ca. 1cm; Bracts and bracteoles are linear-lanceolate; Japanese anemone has 5 calyx sepals, lanceolate, apex long acuminate, green or yellow-green. Japanese anemone is a very distinctive split flower.
Medicines: Japanese anemone whole grass can be used as medicine. Function: rheumatic swelling and pain, sequelae of poliomyelitis, scabies. General usage for decoction warm wash, not for internal consumption. Japanese anemone is poisonous. It should be taken internally under the guidance of a doctor.
It can be used for clearing heat and dampness, regulating qi and killing insects. The taste is bitter and cold.
Japanese anemone is highly effective in clearing away heat and dampness, and in treating a variety of stubborn tinea and other diseases. Because seeds do not live very long, the method of reproduction is usually to sow seeds when they are mature. Japanese anemone can be toxic, so it should be taken under a doctor's advice. It should not be taken by pregnant women.