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).

Solidago virga-aurea var. asiatica (Golden Rod)
Solidago virga-aurea var. asiatica (Golden Rod) Compositae
Perennial herbs found in sunny forest edge and on roadside. Yellow flowers are appealing in mountainous grassland from late summer to autumn. Japanese name Akino-Kironso literally meaning autumn phedimus aizoon var. floribundus was named because flowers resemble the beautiful yellow flowers of phedimus aizoon var. floribundus in crassulaceae family. It is also called Awadachi-so literally meaning bubble plant because they bloom like forming bubbles. Flowers are flower heads, a special type of inflorescence, in which several flowers are grouped together to form a flower-like structure and about 1.2 to 1.4 cm in diameter. Have four to six rayed flowers surrounding tubular flower in the center. Leaves are about 4 to 9 cm with toothed margins. Leaves at the base of stems are egg-shaped and become elongated oval-shaped at upper stems. After flowering, bears cylindrical seeds with about 4 mm long hair and flown by the wind.

●Season  Late September to about Early November
●Height  about 30 to 80 cm
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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