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).

Adiantum pedatum
Adiantum pedatum Adiantaceae
Summer green ferns (wilt in winter) found in cool areas including forest edges or cliffs on hills or mountains. One petiole divided into many branches and has many leaves resembling peacock open the tail, hence the Japanese name Kujyaku-sida literally meaning peacock ferns. Stems grow underground and have slight scales (scale-like shape parts found on stems and petioles in ferns). Petioles are thin and hard and red-purple. Leaves are about 15 to 25 cm long and width become up to about 30 cm. Is bright green and soft and have half-moon shaped sorus (spore case to store spores) along upper edges on the back. Sprout is light red and may appear as flowers when looking at this plant from the distance. Adiantum is often found at gardening stores but this plant is also sold.

●Season May to about September
●Height about 30 to 60 cm
●Place Trail 6
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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