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).

Arisaema limbatum
Arisaema limbatum Araceae
Perennial herbs found on forest floor and at forest edges in low elevations. The edges of spathe extend outward resembling earlobe, hence the Japanese name Mimigata-tennnansho literally meaning ear-shaped plants in arisaema genus. Arisaema in Chinese is tennansho, thus people started to call the same in Japan. Arisaema urashima and arisaema serratum is also in the same genus of arisaema. The dark purple-brown spathe starts to grow before leaves starts to grow open. Is a dioecious flower, changes from male to female. Petioles are short during blooming season but grow longer after flowering. Leaves are seven to eleven but some are only two. The shape of leaves is oval with irregularly placed toothed margins. Have poisonous ingredients and cause mouth burn-like pain when eaten by mistake.

●Season  Early April to about Late April
●Height  about 30 to 70 cm
●Place  Trail 1 to 6, Mt. Inari, Jyataki, Iroha, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao,Minami-Takao, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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