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).

Ranunculus japonicas(Japanese Buttercup)
Ranunculus japonicas(Japanese Buttercup) Ranunculaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in sunny roadside in mountains. The Japanese name Umano-ashidaka literally meaning footprint of horses, because radical leaves are like footprint of horses, however it actually does not look like it at all. Radical leaves grow on long petioles with palmate three to five leaves. Lately, it is often called as Kinpouge. Flowers are 2 cm in diameter and bloom shiny yellow flowers with five petals facing upward. Stems and leaf stems have hair grow vertically. Is poisonous and cause addiction when eaten by mistake. Skin may swell when touching juice.

●Season April to May
●Height about 30 to 60 cm
●Place Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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