"In spring golden flower" (harukoganebana) which shines in the sky in spring
On March 14, Yoshino cherry tree flowered since statistics start of 1953 earliest in the downtown area from Tokyo district meteorological observatory, and it was reported that it was expected that we invited full bloom on 23rd. It is flowering announcement that is the earliest for standard tree of Yoshino cherry tree in the whole country. One "Cornus officinalis" (Cornus officinalis) of flower that flower begins to open cherry blossoms of Tsukuda Park, but what we paid attention to this time represents the early spring.
It is said that Cornus officinalis came as medical herb with fallen leaves Odaka tree of Cornaceae native to China, Korea in the middle of Edo era. The feature is that the bark falls off in light brown thinly. Because approximately 20-30 yellow florets of 4 dialect flower of stamen of four that pushed out for a long time earlier of short branch gather prior to young leave in the early spring, and make small Hanabusa (umbel inflorescence) of approximately 2-3cm in diameter, and flower, and bathe in sunlight in the early spring, and Kimata body is golden, and seem to shine; another name "is called harukoganebana (in spring golden flower). Leaf shows a lot of leaf veins in wide oval leaf form, and the surface is colored dark green, and lateral vein is shiny toward the tip while curving. In autumn, we compare red fruit such as gummies to much charge account, coral, and kaki is also called "Aki coral". They remove species from rouge ripe fruit, and, as for the dry flesh, it is crude drug called "Cornus officinalis", and wine and thing which did are used as folk medicine of nutrition and invigoration and relieving fatigue for a long time.