Shaga (japanese iris) - シ ャ ガ

The Japanese iris is a flower native to China that grows in humid forests, or gardens.
It is unique in that it can grow in the shade, multiplying almost like a ground cover. It is used to decorate flower beds.

It blooms from April and can withstand transient droughts and freezing temperatures.

The flower is whitish purple in color with purple and yellow patterns.

There are other varieties of Japanese iris called "hanashôbu", "kakitsubata" and "ayame".