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Flowers of Japan

Welcome to the Flowers of Japan page. Japan has cherished their flowers for centuries, something that has been seen in their art and history.
SPRING
English Name Japanese Name Botanical Name
azalea
tsutusji (ツツジ) Rhododendron dilatatum
baby’s breath spirea
yukiyanagi (ユキヤナギ) Spiraea thunbergii
Banksia rose
mokkoubara (モッコウバラ) Rosa banksiae
broom enishida (エニシダ) Cytisus scoparius
cherry blossom sakura (サクラ)
Chinese milk vetch
renge (レンゲ) Astragalus sinicus
Chinese redbud
hanazuou (ノ 乂ナズオウ〉 Cercis chinensis
double bridal wreath
kodemari (コデマリ) Spiraea cantoniensis
flowering dogwood
hanamizuki (八ナミズキ) Cornus florida
Hall’s crab apple
hanakaido (八ナカイドウ) Malus halliana
herbaceous peony
shakuyaku (シャクヤク) Paeonia lactiflora
iris
hanashoubu (ハナショウブ)
Japanese horseradish
wasabi (ワサビ) Wasabia japonica
Japanese iris
shaga (シャガ) Iris japonica
Japanese mountain cherry yamazakura (ヤマザクラ) Prunus jamasakura
Japanese pieris asebi (アセビ) Pieris japonica
Japanese primrose sakurasou (サクラソウ) Primula sieboldii
Japanese quince Boke (ボケ) Chaenomeles speciosa
Japanese zelkova keyaki (ケャキ) Zelkova serrata
katakuri katakuri (力夕クリ) Erythronium japonicum
kerria yamabuki (ヤマブキ) Kerria japonica
kobus magnolia kobushi (コブシ) Magnolia kobus
kousa dogwood yamaboushi (ヤマボウシ) Cornus kousa
lily magnolia mokuren (モクレン Magnolia liliiflora
lily of the valley suzuran (スズラン) Convallaria majalis
Manchurian violet sumire (スミレ) Viola mandshurica
paperbush plant mitsumata (ミツマ夕) Edgeworthia chrysantha
peach momo (モモ) Prunus persica
pussy willow nekoyanagi (ネコヤナギ) Salix gracilistyla
rape nanohana (ナノノげ) Brassica campestris
star magnolia shidekobushi (シデコブシ) Magnolia stellata
three-leafed azalea mitsuba-tsutsuji (ミツバツツジ〉 Rhododendron dilatatum
tree peony botan (ボタン) Paeonia suffruticosa
weeping cherry shidare-zakura (シダレザクラ) Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’
weeping forsythia rengyou (レンギョウ) Forsythia suspensa
white enkianthus doudan-tsutsuji (ドウダンツツジ) Enkianthus peruldtus
Yoshino, or Tokyo cherry Somei-Yoshino (ソメイヨシノ) Prunus x yedoensis
SUMMER
bamboo lily sasayuri (ササユリ) Lilium japonicum
big leaf magnolia honoki (ホウノキ) Magnolia obovata
clematis florida tessen (テッセン) Clematis florida
cotton rose fuyo (フヨウ〉 Hibiscus mutabilis
crape myrtle sarusuberi (サルスベリ) Lagerstroemia indica
creeping saxifrage yukinoshita (ユキノシ夕) Saxifraga stobnifera
Easter lily teppoyuri (テッポウユリ〉 Lilium longiflorum
fan columbine odamaki (オダマキ) Aquilegia flabellata
fatsia yatsude (ヤッデ) Fatsia japonica
gardenia kuchinashi (クチナシ) Gardenia jasminoides
golden-rayed lily yamayuri (ヤマユリ) Lilium auratum
hosta giboshi (ギボウシ) Hosta spp.
hydrangea ajisai (アジサイ〉 Hydrangea macrophylla
Japanese azalea renge-tsutsuji (レンゲツツジ) Rhododendron japonicum
Japanese lily kanokoyuri (カノコユリ) Lilium speciosum
Japanese morning glory asagao (アサガオ) Ipomoea nil
Japanese pagoda tree enju (エンジユ) Styphnolobium japonicum
Japanese snowbell egonoki (エゴノキ) Styrax japonica
Japanese stewartia natsutsubaki (ナツツバキ) Stewartia pseudocamellia
Japanese water iris hanashobu (八ナショウブ) Iris ensata
Japanese wisteria fuji (フジ) Wisteria floribunda
Kirishima azalea Kirishima-tsutsuji (キリシマツツジ) Rhododendron x obtusum
lacquer tree urushi (ウJレシ) Rhus verniciflua
lily yuri (ユリ)
lotus hasu (ハス) Nelumbo nucifera
Morning glory asago (アサゴ)
Metternich’s rhododendron shakunage (シャクナゲ) Rhododendron degronianum ssp. heptamerum
oleander kyochikuto (キョウチクトウ) Nerium indicum
perilla shiso (シソ) Perilla frutescens
princess tree kiri (キリ) Paulownia tomentosa
rabbitear iris kakitsubata (カキツバ夕) Iris laevigata
rose of Sharon mukuge (ムクゲ) Hibiscus syriacus
Rugosa rose hamanasu (ノ、マナス) Rosa rugosa
satsuki azalea satsuki (サッキ) Rhododendron indicum
tiger lily oniyuri (才ニユU) Lilium lancifolium
trumpet creeper nozenkazura (ノウゼンカズラ) Campsis grandiflora
tulip tree yurinoki (ユリノキ〉 Liriodendron tulipifera
FALL
balloon flower kikyo (キキョウ) Platycodon grandiflorum
beautyberry murasakishikibu (ムラサキシキブ) Callicarpa japonica
bush clover hagi (ハギ) Lespedeza bicolor var. japonica
chrysanthemum kiku (キク) Chrysanthemum morifolium
florist’s chrysanthemum kiku (キク) Chrysanthemum morifolium
fragrant olive kinmokusei (キンモクセイ) Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus
fringed pink nadeshiko (ナデシコ) Dianthus superbus
gentian rindo (リンドウ) Gent丨ana scabra var. buergeri
hardy begonia shukaido (シュウカイドウ) Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana
Japanese anemone shumeigiku (シュウメイギク) Anemone hupehensis ‘Lemoine’
Japanese boneset fujibakama (フジバカマ) Eupatorium japonicum
Japanese maple iroha momiji (イ□ハモミジ) Acer palmatum
kudzu vine kuzu (クズ) Pueraria lobata
maple momiji (モミジ)
patrinia ominaeshi (オミナエシ) Patrinia scabiosaefolia
silver pampas grass susuki (ススキ) Miscanthus sinensis
spider lily higanbana (ヒガンバナ) Lycoris radiata
toad lily hototogisu (ホトトギス) Tricyrtis hirta
WINTER
adonis fukujuso (フクジユソウ) Adonis amurensis
bud of Japanese butterbur fuki no to (フキノ卜ウ) Petasites japonicus
camellia yabu-tsubaki (ヤブツバキ) Camellia japonica
coral berry manryo (マン1」ヨウ) Ardisia crenata
cornelian cherry sanshuyu (サンシユユ) Cornus officinalis
ginkgo icho (イチヨウ) Ginkgo biloba
heavenly bamboo nanten (ナンテン) Nandina domestica
Japanese black pine kuromatsu (ク□マツ) Pinus thunbergii
Japanese red pine akamatsu (アカマツ) Pinus densiflora
Japanese witch hazel mansaku (マンサク) Hamamelis japonica
Japanese yew maki (マキ) Podocarpus macrophyllus
leopard plant tsuwabuki (ツワブキ) Farfugium japonicum
narcissus suisen (スイセン) Narcissus tazetta
persimmon kaki (力キ) Diospyros kaki
pine matsu (マツ)
plum blossoms ume (ウメ) Prunus mume
sasanqua camellia sazanka (サザン力) Camellia sasanqua
senryo senryo (セン1Jヨウ) Sarcandra glabra
winter daphne jinchoge (ジンチヨウゲ) Daphne odora
wintersweet robai (□ウバィ) Chimonanthus praecox