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. longituba
Hemerocallis fulva var. longituba Liliaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in wet areas including roads or ditches in paddy fields. Grow thick flower stems (without any leaves) and bloom some reddish orange flowers. The color varies from deep to light. The ones with strong red are called Beni-kanzo red plants in glycyrrhiza genes. Flowers are 6 petals open like trumpet single flowers and ephemeral flowers which bloom in the morning and wither in the late afternoon. Flowers are 5 to 7 cm long with 6 stamens protrudes from the center. Leaves are elongated, 30 to 60 cm long, 1 to 1..5 cm width and grow from roots and bent like an arrow. Does not bear fruits and grow by extending stems along the ground. Young leaves or bus are sweet and sticky and can be eaten as boiled or tempura.

●Season  July to about August
●Height  about 50 to 70 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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