Man’yō Name Nikogusa/Netukogusa
似児草、爾故具佐( にこぐさ・ねつこぐさ)
Modern Name
  1. Okinagusa 翁草(オキナグサ)
  2. Hakonetsuda 箱根羊歯(ハコネシダ)
  3. Mojizuri 捩摺(モジズリ)
English Names
  1. Pasque flower (or pasqueflower), wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter Flower, meadow anemone
  2. Maidenhair (fern)
  3. Pink lady’s-tresses
Scientific Name
  1. F. Ranunculaceae; Pulsatilla cernua
  2. F. Pteridaceae; Adiantum monochlamys
  3. F. Orchidaceae; Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena
Distribution Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Seasonal Association
Some sources regard the nikogusa and netukogusa as alternative names for the same plant; others as entirely separate ones.

Poems (4)

MYS XI: 2762
MYS XIV: 3370
MYS XVI: 3874
MYS XX: 4309

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