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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese NameEnglish NameLatin NameNative Habitat
asagao Morning Glory Pharbitis sp.  
ayame, hana-shoubu, ichihatsu, shaga, kakitsubata Iris, Flag Iris sp. marsh or pond/lake shore; meadow; forest 
ebine Calanthe Calanthe discolor in a village, along a stream valley 
gogyo Cudweed Gnaphalium multiceps  
hakobe Chickweed Stellaria media  
higan-bana Spider Lily / Equinox Flower Lycoris radiata  
hotokenoza Henbit, Deadnettle Lamium amplexicaule  
huki  Petasites japonicus  
Janohige, Ryunohige, Tamaryu Lilyturf, Mondo Grass, Japanese Snake's Beard, Monkey Grass Ophiopogon japonicus Ker-Gawl  
kuzu Kuzu Vine Pueraria thunbergiana  
murasaki Gromwell Lithospermum erythrorhyzon marsh or pond/lake shore 
nadeshiko Fringed Pink Dianthus superbus longicalycinus  
nazuna Shepherd's Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris  
obana, susuki Japanese Pampas Grass Miscanthus sinensis  
ominaeshi, fujibakama  Eupatorium stoechadosmum  
sekisho Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus marsh; lake/pond shore 
seri Water Parsley Oenanthe stolonifera  
shakuyaku Herbaceous Peony Paeonia lactiflora mountainous SW and NW China 
shion Aster/Michaelmas daisy Aster tartaricus village 
shiragiku white chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum morifolium village 
suzuna, kabu White Turnip Brassica campestrus sp. Rapa  
suzushiro, daikon Japanese White Radish Raphanus sativus var. hortensis  
wasabi Japanese Horseradish Wasabia japonica in a village by a stream valley or hills and fields 
yabu-koji (yabu-kôji); yama-tachibana Japanese Ardisia Ardisia japonica Native to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China 




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