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).

Trillium tschonoskii
Trillium tschonoskii Liliaceae
They are perennial plant that grows in the forests of mountain areas (perennial plant takes several years to grow), and in many cases they grow in clusters. The flower is larger than the one of Trillium apetalon by one size, but the entire atmosphere resembles each other much. They are named after that they grow in deep in the mountain areas (Miyama). Also, they have another name ‘Trillium tschonoskii Maxim’ because they bear white blossom. The definite difference between the two is that Trillium tschonoskii Maxim have flower three petals, which are about 2 to 2.5 cm long with the pointed top. Underneath the flower lie three vividly green calyxes. The flower petals of Trillium tschonoskii f. violaceum are pale purplish red. The leaves are extensive egg-shaped with the tip a bit sharp about 10 to 15 cm long/wide, and three leaves develop like embracing at the top part of stalk.

●Season  Mid April to about Early May
●Height  about 20 to 40 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao,Oku-Takao  
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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