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).

Lonicer japonica
Lonicer japonica Caprifoliaceae
Semi-deciduous woody vines found at roadside in mountains. Stems grow long and have many branches. Barks are grayish-brown, split vertically with age and have rough hair on young branches. The Japanese name Sui-kazura literally meaning suck vines was named because their sweet nectar was sucked and used instead of sugar. Leaves are 3 to 7 cm long, 1 to 3 cm width and oval-shaped with round tip. Have hair densely on the back and spent winter with them curled inward. The blooming season is from May to June, bloom two sweet perfumed flowers at the base of petioles. Flowers are 3 to 4 cm tubular-shaped and tips curl up and down. The upper petals are lobed in four and have white to reddish but gradually turns to yellow. Fruits are 5 to 6 mm in diameter, turn black as they ripen from September to December.

●Height  Vines
●Place  Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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