Epimedium (scientific name: Epimedium brevicornu Maxim.) Perennial herb, plant height 20-60 cm, rhizome thick and short, dark brown, two times three-leaved compound basal and stem, with long handle, leaflet paper or Thick paper, leafy thorns, white or yellowish flowers, flowering from May to June, fruiting from June to August.
Epimedium is born in the forest, in the ditch bush or in the dampness of the slope, at an altitude of 650-3500 meters. Perennial herb, plant height 20-60 cm. Rhizome is short, woody, dark brown.
The basal leaves are basal and sessile, with 9 leaflets; basal leaves 1-3. Shape, 3-7 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, apex acute or shortly acuminate, base deeply deeply hearted, apically lobate base lobes rounded, subequately sessate, lateral lobate base lobes slightly oblique, acute Or round, often shiny, with obvious veins, pale white on the back, smooth or sparsely a few pilose, base 7-negate, leaf margin lanceolate; flower stalk with 2 pairs of leaf, panicle length 10-35 Cm, with 20-50 flowers, axillary and pedicel glandular; stalks 5-20 mm long; flowers white or yellowish; bracts 2 round, sessate ovate sate, sately sate Sepals lanceolate, white or yellowish, ca. 10 mm long, ca. 4 mm. petals slightly shorter than inner sepals, conical, 2-3 mm long, very small; stamens 3-4 mm long. , outstretched, anthers about 2 mm long, lobed.
Capsules ca. 1 cm long, persistently stellate, 2-3 mm long. Flowering period from May to June, fruiting period from June to August.
Epimedium is a temperate and subtropical medicinal plant with a large ecological range. It is wet and damp, soil moisture is 25%-30%, and the relative humidity of air is 70%-80%. It is sensitive to light and avoids direct sunlight. It is required to have a opacity of about 80%. Epimedium has strict requirements on soil. Neutral acid or slightly alkaline, loose, humus-rich, organic-rich soil oil-soil loam is good, and the altitude is 450-1200 meters. Suitable for growth under shrubs, sparse forests or forest margins.