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).

Scutellaria pekinensis var. transitra
Scutellaria pekinensis var. transitra Labiatae
Perennial herbs found under tree shades on mountains. Tubular lip-shaped flowers align in one line on one side of stem. Flowers of scutellaria brachyspica are bent at the base and bloom upright but those of this plant are upward tilted. Have some flowers irregularly placed towards the tips of stems and bloom from the bottom ones. Flowers are 1 to 2 cm long with longer lower petal protruding. The color of flowers is light blue-purple on upper petal and white on the lower one. Leaves are oval-shaped with toothed margins and tips are more triangular-shaped. Have hair on both sides and the length is 1.4 to 4 cm and become smaller as it goes up. After flowering, calyx close like clams. Seeds grew inside of calyx, the upper calyx falls off when ripen.

●Season  May to about June
●Height  about 10 to 25 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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