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).

Spuriopimpinella calycina
Spuriopimpinella calycina Umbelliferae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in forests in mountains. The Japanese name Kano-tume-so literally meaning nail of deer plant was named because the root of this plant resembles nail of deer. This is also called as Dake-zeri literally meaning Japanese parsley in mountains. Grow upright thin stems with many branches and bloom one flower about 3 to 5 in diameter each branch. Have five petals curled inward and stamen protrudes long. Leaves are 3 to 14 cm long and biternate compound leaf, a leaf with three leaflets sub divided into three different sections on one long petiole. These three leaves are alternate on petiole. The shape of leaves is elongated egg-shaped with pointed tip and toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Have hair along leaf veins.

●Season  Early September to about Mid October
●Height  about 50 cm to 1 m
●Place  Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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