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).

Trachelospermum asiaticum (Japanese star jasmine)
Trachelospermum asiaticum (Japanese star jasmine) Apocynaceae
Evergreen vines found in forests in mountains.
Stems grow long by extending clinging root (roots that grow from stem cling to adjacent plants to support the growth of whole plant) and twine around adjacent trees or rocks.
Thick stem grow up to 8 cm in diameter.
Leaves are 3 to 7 cm long, oval-shaped, have leathery texture with shiny surface. Some flowers bloom on tips of branches and petioles on upper part of plants.
Flowers are 3 to 5 cm in diameter and have beautiful perfume.
Tips of tubular flower is lobed in five and petals are twisting.
The color of flowers is white at first but gradually turn yellowish. After flowering, bear 15~25 cm long elongated fruits.
Ripe as it tip drops to create an arch shape and split open.
Seeds have white hair and flown by the wind.
The Japanese name Teika-kazura was named after Teika Fujiwara, a Japanese poet, critic, calligrapher, novelist, anthologist, scribe, and scholar of the late Heian and early Kamakura periods.

●Season  May to June 
●Height  Vines 
●Place  Trail 1 to 4, Oku-Takao 
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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