"Suhama-so" (Hepatica nobilis var. japonica f. variegata) belongs to the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is distributed to Honshu and Shikoku of Japan. This herb grows in the forests of mountains and fields, and up to a height of 10-15 cm. The leaves are deltoid and three lobed, with long petioles. It is characterized by the tip of the fragments being rounded. The sole flower will bloom at the end of the flowering stalk around March to April. The flower sepals are petal-like, 6-10 pieces, and range from violet purple to bluish purple, white and variegated in color. Individuals distributed on the Pacific coast are usually white.