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).

Mazus miquelii
Mazus miquelii Scrophulariaceae
Perennial herbs found in sunny and swampy areas and in clumps on trails along paddy fields. Bears seeds but many of them does not sprout but grow by stretching branches by rooting at each nodes and hug the ground. The plants often cover ground like a carpet, hence the Japanese name Murasaki-goke literally meaning purple moss but they are not in the family of moss. Many leaves are basal, 4 to 7 long and egg-shaped or oval-shaped. Grow upright stem in between leaves and randomly bloom light purple to red-purple flowers. Flowers are lip-shaped and 1..5 to 2 cm long. Some bloom white flowers are called Sagi-goke literally meaning egrets moss named after the flower resembling egrets.

●Season  Apil to about June
●Height  about 10 to 15 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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