Adonis amurensis

Adonis amurensis, commonly known as Amur adonis[1] and pheasant's eye, is a perennial plant with a golden yellow flower belonging to the Ranunculales order, and native to China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), Japan (Hokkaido), Korea, and Russian Far East (Primorye, Amur, Sakhalin). The Japanese name Fukujusō means fortune-longevity-plant.[2]

Adonis amurensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Adonis
A. amurensis
Binomial name
Adonis amurensis
Regel & Radde


  1. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 343. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
  2. ^ De Garis We Japanese Page 561 1136183671 - 2013 "FUKUJUSO OR ADONIS AMURENSIS Fukujuso (福寿草) means, as the characters stand, “fortune-longevity-plant”, and moreover it is suggestive of gold with its yellow flowers. It is a symbol of wealth in Japan, and therefore it is much used at the time \ of New Year. Many Japanese families will have potted Fukujuso-flowers in the alcove in the New Year because of their suggestion of gold. .