Tricyrtis hirta

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Tricyrtis hirta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Tricyrtis
Species: T. hirta
Binomial name
Tricyrtis hirta
(Thunb.) Hook.
  • Uvularia hirta Thunb.
  • Compsoa hirta (Thunb.) Kuntze
  • Tricyrtis japonica Miq.
  • Tricyrtis clinata J.F.Macbr.

Tricyrtis hirta, the toad lily, or hairy toad lily, is a Japanese species of hardy perennial plants in the lily family.[1]

Tricyrtis hirta is found growing on shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks in central and southern Japan. Leaves are large and wide, clasping around the stem. The flowers are whitish to pale purple with dark purple spots.[2][3]

  • Tricyrtis hirta var. hirta - central and southern Japan
  • Tricyrtis hirta var. masamunei (Makino) Masam - Kyushu


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Aniśko, Tomasz; Tomasz Anisko (2008). When perennials bloom: an almanac for planning and planting. Portland, Or: Timber Press. p. 451. ISBN 0-88192-887-9. 
  3. ^ Hooker, William Jackson 1863. Botanical Magazine 89: plate 5355 + two subsequent text pages color illustration, descriptions in English + Latin, commentary in English