Man’yō Name Asagapo
Modern Name
  1. Kikyō 桔梗 (キキョウ)
  2. Mukuge 槿(ムクゲ)
  3. Asagao 朝顔(アサガオ)
  4. Hirugao 昼顔(ヒルガオ)
English Name
  1. Chinese [broad] bellflower; a balloon flower
  2. Rose of Sharon; shrubby althaea
  3. Morning glory; Japanese morning glory
  4. Bindweed
Scientific Name
  1. F. Campanulaceae; Platycodon grandiflorum
  2. F. Malvaceae; Hibiscus syriacus
  3. F. Convolvulaceae; Ipomoea [Pharbitis] nil.
  4. F. Convolvulaceae; Calystegia japonica
Distribution Mountainous and meadowed areas of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu
Seasonal Association
 The majority opinion is that the Man’yō asagapo was the bellflower (kikyō), but there are three other suggestions.

Poems (5)

MYS VIII: 1538
MYS X: 2104
MYS X: 2274 MYS X: 2275 MYS XIV: 3502

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