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).

Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso
Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso Liliaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found at forest edges, roadside and riverbank in mountains. It was originally from China in ancient time. Long stem grow between leaves and bloom some orange flowers at the tip. Flowers are 8 cm in diameter and ephemeral flowers whither in a day. Stamens and pistils transformed into petals creating double flowers that are unique to this plant. Similar hemerocallis fulva var. longituba is single flowers. This is easy to identify this plant. Leaves grow from roots are elongated, 40 to 60 cm long, 2..5 to 4 cm width. Does not bear seeds and grow by bulbs (enlarged leaves with nutrients grow on short stems). Sprout in spring can be eaten marinated or tempura after boiled with salt water and immersed in water.

●Season  Early July to about Mid August
●Height  about 80 cm to 1 m
●Place  Trail 6, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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