Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt Takao is located at the borderline of warm-temperature zone and cool-temperature zone and various plants from both zones grow. There are a lot of naturally grown plants and their visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers. Over 1,500 kinds of plants are confirmed which is relevant to the number of kinds naturally grow in England. Also, over 60 kinds of plants are first found in Mt. Takao such as Takao Sumire (V. yezoensis f. discolor) and Takao Higodai (Saussurea sinuatoides).

Psedopyxis depressa
Psedopyxis depressa Rubiaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in wet and shady areas at roadside near streams. The Japanese name Inamori-so was named because it was first found in Mt. Inamori in Mie prefecture. Also found in Mt. Takao but are not too many. Are not easy to find as they are short plants and do not grow in clumps. The size of leaves is about 3 to 6 cm long and oval-shaped with soft hairs. Leaves are in whorls of 4 to 6 per stem and the light red-purple flower bloom like floating in the air. Flowers are about 2.5cm in diameter and lobed in five with wavy edges which looks delicate. Depending on the place of stamen, have long or short pistils.

●Season  Early May to Late June
●Height  about 5 to 10 cm
●Place  Trail 1 to 2, Trail 6, Mt. Inari
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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