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).

Woodwardia orientalis
Woodwardia orientalis Blechnaceae
Evergreen ferns that have green leaves throughout the year found in sunny cliffs. Grow with spore and by dropping asextual buds (an organ sprout apart from the plant), hence the Japanese name Komochi-sida literally meaning child-holding ferns. Asextual buds grow in between sorus (spore case to store spores) and grow small leaves from the surface of leaves from summer and autumn. And sprouts drop on the ground and grow new fern. Petioles are about 30 to 60 cm long and the entire plant become about 30 cm to 2 m and dropping. Leaves are thick, hard and shiny with toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Spore cases are protected with indusium and about 2 to 5 cm sorus are placed along midribs on leaf axils.

●Season January to about December
●Length of Leaves about 30 cm to 2 m
●Place Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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