"Amana" (Amana edulis) belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native southward from southern Tohoku district of Honshu to Shikoku, Kyushu of Japan, also the Korean Peninsula and north-eastern China. This herb grows in sunny grasslands or rice field linches, and can reach 15-20 cm in height. The leaves are linear, greenish-white and basal. The flowering stalks are borne and the white flowers bloom from March to April. The flower has six tepaled and with central longitudinal stripes of dark purple. The bulbs are sweet and edible.