Kirengeshoma palmata

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Kirengeshoma palmata
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Kirengeshoma
K. palmata
Binomial name
Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata, the yellow wax bells, is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Japan and eastern China (Huangshan and Tianmushan).[1] It is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial growing to 60–120 cm (24–47 in) tall by 75 cm (30 in) broad, with sycamore-like palmate leaves, and fleshy, pale yellow flowers borne on slender maroon stems in late summer. It is a calcifuge, suitable for cultivation in a shady, moist location in acid soil.[2]

The Koreana Group of Kirengeshoma palmata has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ Huang Shumei (Hwang Shu-mei), Bruce Bartholomew. "Kirengeshoma palmata". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  3. ^ "Kirengeshoma palmata Koreana Group". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 September 2023.