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).

Barbella flagellifera
Barbella flagellifera Meteoriaceae
Moss grows dropping from trees in half-shady areas near streams in mountains. Prefer humid environment. Many of them are found in Mt. Kiyosumi in Chiba prefecture, hence the Japanese name Kiyosumi-ito-goke literally meaning Mt. Kiyosumi thread-like moss. Stems grow along the trees and irregularly divided and become about 10 to 20 cm long. Leaves at the base of stems are about 2 to 2.5 mm long oval-shaped with toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Dropping leaves are thinner at tips like threads. Color is bright green and shiny like silk and the entire plants look like green lace over the trees. Have male and female plant and sometimes have 3 mm long cylindrical capsules and its lid is like a beaks-shaped protrusions.

●Season January to about December
●Length about 10 to 20 cm
●Place Trail 6
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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