The Acorus calamus, or Sweet Flag, which the Japanese call Hana-Shobu.
Josiah Conder describes the beloved Wistaria as the first popular summer flower celebrated in Japanese gardens.
The lotus is associated with the religion of Buddha.
From paintings in colours on a gold-paper ground, mounted as a pair of six-leaf screens.
The chrysanthemum is the flower of autumn and is sometimes referred to as the national flower of Japan
The flowers and gardens of Japan by Florence and Ella Du Cane.
Cherry blossoms. The floral art of Japan by Josiah Conder
LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Flowers and Gardens of Japan by Florence Du Cane
The floral art of Japan by Josiah Conder
The ornamental trees of Hawaii. Cassia nodosa, formerly known as Cathartocarpus.
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