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Rhodiola rosea L.

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

Rhodiola L. (イワベンケイ)
Iwabenkei (イワベンケイ, 岩弁慶), golden root or rose root
Lifeform: perennial forb
Distribution: widespread in the cold regions of the world, including northern Japan
Habitat: nutrient-poor rocky and sandy sites
Photosynthesis: CAM
Shoot: dioecious - having female (red flower) and male (yellow flower) shoots

Rhodiola elongata (Ledeb.) Fisch. et C. A. Mey.
Rhodiola tachiroei (Franch. et Sav.) Nakai
Rhodiola sachalinensis Boriss.
Sedum rosea (L.) Scop.


Rhodiola rosea in Hokkaido

Sedum1 Sedum2 Sedum3
[1-3] near the summit of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014.