June 17, 2007

Tochiyorizawa, Okutama (June 17th)

Rubus palmatus var. coptophyllus (Momiji Ichigo)

Today's course:
JR Okutama Sta. - by bus - Sakaibashi busstop - walked up Tochiyorizawa creek - Tochiyori-no-Ootaki waterfall -Sakaibashi busstop - Okutama Sta.

We went to see if any Conandron ramondioides (Iwa Tabako) flowers were coming out yet at the creek on the way to Mt. Gozen in Okutama. It was sunny and clear day, but it was much cooler there than in the cities. We found lots of leaves of Conandron ramondioides (Iwa Tabako), but it was a little too early for their flowers yet. However, we found lots of nice Rubus palmatus var. coptophyllus (Momiji Ichigo) berries on the way to the waterfall. It looks like some kind of salmon berry and it tasted pretty good. After coming back to the station, we went down to the Tama river, soaked our feet in the cold water and drank some beer.


Rubus palmatus var. coptophyllus (Momiji Ichigo)

Ancistrocarya japonica (Sawa Rurisou)

Ancistrocarya japonica (Sawa Rurisou)

Veronica miqueliana (Kuwagata-sou)

Impatiens noli-tangere (Ki Tsurifune)

Morus bombycis (Yamaguwa)

Aquilegia buergeriana (Yama Odamaki)

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