Bupleurum is a genus of the Apiaceae family (Umbelliferae / Apiaceae). The botanical name Bupleurum comes from the ancient Greek word 'boupleurs' = ox rib. The genus has about two hundred species.
Bupleurum is a very popular filler flower or leaf because of the beautiful fresh colours. It is also a very popular dried stem, as it helps to create a contrast with some of the brighter, showier blooms and also works well as a filler. It belongs to the Apiaceae family and has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, often used to treat liver complaints. The bunches of dried flowers are 55-65 cm long and are available in a wide range of colours.