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).

Euphorbia pekinensis
Euphorbia pekinensis Euphorbiaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in sunny grasslands in mountains and on hills. Is a family of euphorbiaceae, the Japanese name Taka-todai literally meaning tall lighthouse was named because the shape of this plant is tall like the lighthouse used in the past. Leaves are elongated oval shaped, 3 to 8 cm long and in whorls of five (three or more leaves around the stem at each node) and several peduncles grow from the center and bloom yellow-green flowers. Flowers are like buds covered by bracts (transformed leaves at the base of flower) and have no petals and calyx. Have four yellow protrusions called leaf glands that produce nectar and have some stamens and one pistil inside. Have white and poisonous juice when cutting leaves and stems causing skin irritation at a touch and vomiting when leaves are eaten by mistake. Fruits have red wart-like protrusions and split open and drop seeds when ripen. Leaves turn red in autumn.

●Season  Mid June to about Late August
●Height  about 50 to 80 cm
●Place  Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
もっと見る 閉じる