Japanese Silverleaf (Tsuwabuki) つわぶき

2013.11.11 (Mon)



Japanese silverleaf plant at Tomari in Yurihama

This is the flower of the old town of Tomari, which is now part of Yurihama. The flower grows wild and abundant around the town, and from October to December blooms with small yellow flowers. Because the leaves look like a glossy version of a butterbur leaf, the plant was called “shiny butterbur” or tsuya-buki, which evolved into tsuwabuki. The leaves are edible, and both roots and leaves are also used as a folk medicine.



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