"Kanchi-kouzorina" (Picris hieracioides ssp. kamtschatica) belongs to Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a biennial herb that is distributed northward from Chubu district of Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, and as well as Northeastern Asia. This herb grows in sub-alpine to alpine grasslands, and can reach 25-50 cm in height. The stems, leaves and bracts are covered with long bristly hairs. The leaves at the middle of stems are lanceolate, serrated and arranged alternately. The stems are branched at the upper parts, and the yellow, 25-30 mm across, flowerheads bloom from July to August. The bracts are tinged blackish.