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).

Lysimachia clethroides(Gooseneck Loosestrife)
Lysimachia clethroides(Gooseneck Loosestrife) Primulaceae
Perennial herbs found in sunny grassland on hills. Grows by extending rhizomes. Stems grow upright without branches. Entire plants have irregularly short white hairs and more reddish at the base. Flowers are 1 cm in diameter, star-shaped, white and blooms with about 10 to 30 cm long trusses of flowers. Japanese name Oka-toranoo literally meaning hills and tigers’ tails was named because its trusses resemble the tails of tigers and they grow on hills. Flowers bloom from the bottom and the tips drop to the same direction. Leaves are about 6 to 13 cm long, elongated oval-shape with pointed tip, short hair on both sides and alternate. After flowering, bear fruits and dropping stems become upright.

●Season  Mid-June to about Mid-July
●Height  about 60 cm to 1 m
●Place  Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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