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).

Carex morrowii
Carex morrowii Cyperaceae
Perennial evergreen herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found on rocks and streamside in forests in mountains. The Japanese name Kansuge literally meaning plants in cold weather was named because it has dark green leaves even in winter. Sometimes grow in clumps. Radical leaves (leaves grow from the base of a stem) are 30 to 40 cm long and 1 cm width, shiny but rough texture and with sharply serrated margins. In spring, many flower stems grow among these leaves and bloom 4 cm long and dark brown male flowers on upper stem. Female flowers bloom on the bottom, stick-shaped and 2 to 3 cm long. Male flowers grow anther (organ to produce and store pollen) to release pollen.

●Season Early April to Early May
●Height about 20 to 40 cm
●Place Trail 1, Trail 3 to 6, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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