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).

Oxalis griffithii
Oxalis griffithii Oxalidaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in shady forests and plantation of Japanese cypress and cedar. The Japanese name Miyama-katabami literally meaning oxalis deep in the mountain, however it does not only bloom deep in the mountain. Leaves are trifoliate compound leaf, have three small leaves from a leaf stalk. The shape of leaves is heart-shaped and fine hair grows on stems, petioles and on the back of leaves. Flowers are white and 3 to 4 cm in diameter. Have five petals and some have purple stripe patterns. Flowers only bloom when they are in the sun. Is difficult to find because not all plants have flower.

●Season March to April
●Height about 10 cm
●Place Trail 1,Trail 3 to 6, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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