November 4, 2008

Mt. Mitake and Mt. Hinode (November 2nd)

Red maple at Mt. Hinode.

We went to Mt. Mitake and then to Mt. Hinode today. It was still a little too early for the fall colors, but we could find lots of Swertia japonica (Senburi) at Mt. Hinode and also practically all the way down to Tsurutsuru Onsen hot spring of Hinode town. This plant used to be used as a stomach medicine because it is really bitter. We also found quite a few Tripterospermum japonicum (Tsuru Rindou) and Gentiana scabra var. buergeri (Rindou).

Tripterospermum japonicum (Tsuru Rindou)

Tripterospermum japonicum (Tsuru Rindou)

Tripterospermum japonicum (Tsuru Rindou)
This plant has cute flowers and also lovely red fruits.

Gentiana scabra var. buergeri (Rindou)

Swertia japonica (Senburi)
It is in the same family with Rindou, but the size is much smaller.
Compare with the size of these ants.

Swertia japonica (Senburi)
Cute stary-shaped flowers.

Ainsliaea apiculata (Kikkou Haguma)
This one is also so tiny flower that almost all of the people wouldn't stop to see it. However, it has interesting flower shape.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I am regular visitor of this website[url=].[/url]Lots of good information here Let me tell you one thing guys, some time we really forget to pay attention towards our health. Here is a fact for you. Recent Research points that about 90% of all U.S. adults are either obese or overweight[url=].[/url] Therefore if you're one of these citizens, you're not alone. Its true that we all can't be like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, and have sexy and perfect six pack abs. Now the question is how you are planning to have quick weight loss? [url=]Quick weight loss[/url] is really not as tough as you think. Some improvement in of daily activity can help us in losing weight quickly.

About me: I am author of [url=]Quick weight loss tips[/url]. I am also health expert who can help you lose weight quickly. If you do not want to go under difficult training program than you may also try [url=]Acai Berry[/url] or [url=]Colon Cleansing[/url] for fast weight loss.