Cardiocrinum cordatum

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Cardiocrinum cordatum
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Cardiocrinum cordatum[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Cardiocrinum
C. cordatum
Binomial name
Cardiocrinum cordatum
(Thunb.) Makino

Cardiocrinum cordatum is a Northeast Asian species of plants in the lily family. It is native to Japan and to certain Russian islands in the Sea of Okhotsk (Sakhalin, Kuril Islands).[2][3][4][5]

Because of its large, showy flowers, Cardiocrinum cordatum is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental in regions outside its native range, though not as frequently as the related C. giganteum.[6][7]

The plant has reportedly become naturalized in the State of Maryland in the eastern United States.[2][8][9]


  1. ^ illustration circa 1880 by Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 1892), published in: Henry John Elwes: A monograph of the genus Lilium. Taylor and Francis, London 1880
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Makino, Tomitarô 1932. Journal of Japanese Botany 8: 6.
  4. ^ Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press.
  5. ^ Makino, Tomitarô 1913. Shokubutsu-gaku zasshi 27:124
  6. ^ Rare Plants UK
  7. ^ Plant World Seeds
  8. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  9. ^ Youtube video, Cardiocrinum cordatum in a Maryland woodland 2/2