This is a story in which WLI just about loses her mind when she can not find any evidence of a flower known as "firefly grass" ever existing.
She will list what she finds here, but she is confused and more than a little ticked off that Wikipedia doesn't have an article on this particular plant.
- See Firefly grass
Purple/dark blue. Blooms at night. Five pentagonal-arranged petals. Has something to do with fireflies.
[3 June, 2012]
- I have these images:
- I think the third one is what I am most likely looking for, but the fifth one is most common.
- It has been referred to as "hat-like." Source
- 蛍草 <- the kanji for it
- Pretty much the only reference I found on the English-speaking Internet for this. I don't get the Best Answer, though.
[3 August, 2012]
Well, I'd pretty much given up on finding anything substantial about this so-called "firefly grass" when I finally gave into my screaming common sense and asked the fans over at Illusion ENGLISH TRANSLATION. The ever-knowledgeable AutumnBirdsCircle (by a different name) enlightened me. Apparently, the flower is fictional. FML.