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).

Glechoma hederacea ssp. grandis
Glechoma hederacea ssp. grandis Labiatae
Perennial herbs found on sunny roadside. Is a fertile plant because after flowering, stems fall to ground, grow along the ground and produce roots at intervals. The Japanese name Kaki-dosi literally meaning going through fence was named because it grows through fences to the nextdoor gardens. Also called as Kantori-so which was named after the curative effects for children’s convulsions, nervousness and short-temperedness. Flowers are tubular lip-shaped and about 1..5 to 2..5 cm long. The color of flowers is light purple to red and the largest lower petal with purple dotted patterns. Leaves grow on long petioles are round or oval-shaped with toothed margins. Have wrinkly texture on front side and strong smell when it is rubbed. Sprout can be eaten as marinated food or salad after boiled and immersed in water.

●Season  April to about May
●Height  about 5 to 25 cm
●Place  Trail 4 to 5, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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