Amur Adonis

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Ranunculales Ranunculaceae Adonis Adonis ramosa
  • Plant Type: Annuals or herbaceous perennials.
  • Common names: Amur Adonis, Fukujuso, New Year’s Day grass.
  • Color: Yellow
  • Flower Dimensions: 1.19 – 1.57 inches in diameter.
  • Flowering Season: Early spring (February to April).
  • Places in Japan where Amur Adonis is found: The plant is grown in gardens. They are abundant in the mountainous areas of Hokkaido, Tohoku, and the region of Kanto.

Amur Adonis

Adonis ramose is an herbaceous Japanese plant with a height of 15-40 cm. It is a native flower in Japan. They are commonly used for groundcover, understory, or border.

Adonis Ramosa

  • The solitary flowers bloom first before the leaves appear. The plant bears yellow and double-flowered flowers. Amur Adonis flowers are Daisy-like flowers.
  • Amur Adonis possess two or three compound, alternate, and attractive leaves. They are petiolate.
  • The whole Amur Adonis plant is poisonous and can cause difficulty breathing, heart attack, and even death.

Amur Adonis Flower

Interesting Facts about Amur Adonis

  • Amur Adonis is planted for good luck.
  • In Japan, Amur Adonis is highly valued because it signifies happiness[1].
  • In the Edo era, Adonis ramosa became an ideal gift because it is known to give joy to homes.
  • Fukujuso, the Japanese name of the Amur Adonis flower, means “good fortune-long life plants[2]“.
  • During New Year, many Japanese families will have potted Fukujuso because, for them, the yellow flowers of Amur Adonis are a suggestion of gold[3].
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Key References
  • [1]“Manually Fix”. Accessed June 06, 2022. Link.
  • [2]“TsukuBlog | The Poisonous Flower with the Very Auspicious Name- FUKUJUSO (福寿草), The GOOD FORTUNE- LONG LIFE FLOWER”. Accessed June 06, 2022. Link.
  • [3]“We Japanese – Frederick De_Garis – Google Mga aklat”. Accessed June 06, 2022. Link.

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