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).

Fraxinus sieboldiana
Fraxinus sieboldiana Oleaceae
Deciduous small trees found in dry forest edges in mountains. Barks are dark gray and smooth. Young branches are green with hair and turn to gray on the following year. Leaves are 10 to 20 cm long five to seven leaflets are in whorls. Leaflets are 5 to 12 cm long, wide egg-shaped with wavy edges. The blooming season is from April to May, and has male and female flowers. Bloom white small flowers on cylindrical inflorescence grow from petioles or branches grow in a year. Flowers are lobed in four and 6 to 7 mm long. After flowering, bears 3 cm long, 4 to 5 mm width, red and flattened fruits. One seed is in one fruit.

●Height about 5 to 15 m
●Place Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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