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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:hakobe 
English Name:Chickweed 
Latin Name:Stellaria media 
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Last Updated:5/12/2000 
Details:One of the 7 herbs of spring, haru-no-nanakusa. These are considered a sign of spring to come and all appeared in the Manyoshu, an poetry anthology dating from 759. The leaves of the seven herbs were gathered 7 days after the lunar New Year and added to rice. 




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