The Golden orchid (Cephalanthera falcata) belongs to Orchidaceae (the Orchid family). It is a perennial herb that is native from southern Tohoku district of Honshu west to Kyushu in Japan, as well as the Korean Peninsula and China. This orchid grows in low mountains and montane forests, and it can reach 30-70 cm in height. The leaves are lanceolate and about 6, arranged in alternate. The bright yellow flowers bloom in the apical racemes from April to June. They are upward, harf out and bursting out from bottom up of clusters. Its Chinese name is "金蘭" (jin lan).