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Daphne genkwa Siebold
von Siebold is a German surname:* Adam Elias von Siebold , medical doctor* Philipp Franz von Siebold , German physician, significant for his study of Japanese flora and fauna.* Eduard Caspar Jacob von Siebold , medical doctor...
& Zucc. is an evergreen
In botany, an evergreen plant is a plant that has leaves in all seasons. This contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season.There are many different kinds of evergreen plants, both trees and shrubs...
shrub and one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage , exercise , and dietary therapy...
, where it has the name yuán huā
The plant was discovered by the prolific plant collector Charles Maries
Charles Maries was an English botanist and plant collector who was sent by James Veitch & Sons of Chelsea, London to search for new hardy plants in Japan, China and Taiwan between 1877 and 1879; there he discovered over 500 new species, which Veitch introduced to England...