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).

Kalimeris pinnatifida
Kalimeris pinnatifida Compositae
Perennial herbs found in sunny grassland or on roadside. Tends to cluster by extending rhizomes. Is a kind of wild chrysanthemum and Japanese name Yuga-giku literally meaning yuzu scented chrysanthemum was named because leaves scented slightly like yuzu, however it does not smell like that at all so its actual origin is yet unknown. Flowers are about 2.5 cm in diameter, flower heads, white or pale purple ray flowers surrounding yellow tubular flower. Upper stems branch out and bloom some flowers at its tip. Leaves are about 7 to 8 cm long, egg-like elongated oval-shaped and pinnately lobed. Resemble kalimeris pseudoyomena in the same attribute but kalimelis pinnatifida has feather-lobed leaves and grows multiple branches.

●Season  July to about October
●Height  about 40 cm to 1.5 m
●Place  Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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