Fringed Galax

The fringed galax is a perennial plant (an herbaceous plant that survives two or more years) growing in the rocky terrain of cold areas and in alpine grasslands. In the Oki Islands, it is distributed widely, from rocky coasts to mountains.
Its leaves are round, deep green in color, and have serrated edges. The flowers are pink, at 1–1.5 cm in circumference, and 3–10 blossoms grow from one stem. Due to its rocky habitat and glossy leaves, its Japanese name is iwakagami, meaning "rock mirror."

  • Scientific Name

    Schizocodon soldanelloides var. soldanelloides

  • Classification

    Family Diapensiaceae

  • Distribution

    Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu

  • Flowering Season

    Oki Islands: Late April–May
    Elsewhere in Japan: April–July