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).

Leibnitzia anandria
Leibnitzia anandria Compositae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in sunny grasslands. Is a unique plant blooms twice, in spring and autumn, and make the entire plant looks different. In spring, are 15 cm in height and bloom small white flowers with light purple on the back of petals, hence it is also called Murasaki-tampopo literally meaning purple dandelions. Leaves also resemble the ones of dandelions and shovel-shaped. In autumn, grow upright stem up to 60 cm long and bloom flowers but it stay as buds that is called cleistogamous flowers (never open and self-pollinating) and covered with fluffy hairs. With many stems upright resemble lances with feather of birds, hence another name Senbon-yari literally meaning a thousand lances.

●Season Mid April to Late May
●Height Spring 5 to 15 cm, Fall 30 to 60 cm
●Place Trail 1, Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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