(First upload on May 5 2008. Last on May 2 2023) [ 日本語 | English ]

Scopolia japonica Maxim.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Scopolia Lam. (ハシリドコロ)
Hashiridokoro (ハシリドコロ, 走野老), Japanese belladonna or Korean scopolia
Lifeform: spring-ephemeral perennial forb
Distribution: Japan - Korea
Habitat: broad-leaved forest floor

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

Flower: bending and hanging down
Fruit: capsule (transverse dehiscence)
Medical herb (major components = (-)-hyoscyamine and atropine), but poisonous

analgesic, antispasmodic, materials of scopolamine, atropine, scopolia extract
Fig. Hyoscyamine

f. lutescens Sugim. (キバナハシリドコロ)

Scopolia japonica in Hokkaido University Campus

Scopolia1 Scopolia2 Scopolia3 Scopolia4
[1/2] the plants might be escaped from the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Medicine. Near GSEES building in Hokkaido University Campus on April 22 2008. [3/4] in the experimental station of medicinal plant studies, Hokkaido University, on April 25 2023