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).

Anemone pseudo-altaica
Anemone pseudo-altaica Ranunculaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in wet areas in forests or streamside. In Mt. Takao, numbers are limited and bloom after anemone raddeana. The Japanese name Kikuza-ichige literally meaning bloom chrysanthemum one flower was named because flowers resemble chrysanthemum. Flowers are about 3 cm in diameter and bloom only one. Another name is Kikuza-ichirinso also means chrysanthemum one flower. Have short hair on peduncles. The petal-like parts are sepals and the color is white to dark purple but ones bloom around Tokyo area is mostly white. When sun is not out, flowers do not open. It is a very delicate plants and wither if trees grow and cover this plant. Leaves are trifoliate compound leaves and deeply pinnate with toothed margins and open horizontally under flowers.

●Season  Late March to Mid April
●Height about 10 to 15 cm
●Place Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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