- Plant Type: bud-forming perennial.
- Common Name: Edulis tulip.
- Color: White with a purplish-red streak.
- Flower Dimensions: The tepals are 1.19 inches by 0.16-0.276 inches.
- Flowering Season: Spring (March to April).
- Places in Japan with Edulis Tulip: It grows on open hillsides, moist places in meadows, lowlands, and near rivers.
Amana edulis (formerly Tulipa edulis) is a bulb-forming perennial with a flower that resembles a tulip. The Amana edulis plant is about 15 cm. It is native to Japan.
- The leaves are relatively thick and glabrous.
- The stem is generally simple, glabrous, and slender with a 10-25 cm measurement.
- The flowers are solitary in pedicelWhat is pedicel?The stalk of an indidivual flower in an inflorescence or the stalk of a grass spikelet. with white tepals. The Amana edulis flowers are edible. However, on cloudy days, the flower closes.
Interesting Facts about Edulis Tulip
- Amana edulis flower can be eaten and is said to affect vigor. It is also used to treat dysuria.
- The inner portion of the bulb is medicinal. It is usually consumed as an antidote, depurative, expectorant, febrifuge, and laxative.
- The plant has many anti-cancer properties. For example, a study demonstrated that the extraction of the A. edulis induces liver cancer apoptosis.
- The increasing demands of A. edulis lead to its shortage in the wild. Research stated that the overexploitation of the species resulted in its decline in natural resources.
- The generic name “edulis“ is a Latin word that means “edible“. Both roots and leaves of Edulis Tulip are edible. The bulb can also be a source of starch.
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