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).

Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria floribunda Leguminosae
Deciduous small vines (vines that sheds its leaves once in a year) found in sunny forest edges in mountains. Twine adjacent plants. Barks of young tree are red-brown with diamond shallow cracks. Adults tree is greyish-brown with irregular cracks. Have eleven to nineteen oval-shaped leaflets (leaf-like parts of compound leaves) as one set. The length is 20 to 90 cm and bloom purple flowers on dropping florescent. Each flower is 1.5 to 2 cm long and yellow towards center. After flowering, bear fruits velvet-like hair densely placed on shells, 10 to 20 cm long. In October, dried as they ripen. Squeezed, split in two and pop seeds.

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