August 10, 2009

Mt. Daisetsu, Part 1 (August 10th) 《Summer Trip Day 9》

Geum pentapetalum (Chinguruma) with dew drops.

We hiked the Mt. Daisetsu area and enjoyed the amazing scenery!
Here is the course we took:
Ropeway Sugatami Sta. - Mt. Asahidake (2291m) - Mt. Mamiyadake (2185m) - Nakadake Hot Spring - Susoai-daira - Ropeway Sugatami Sta.

Spiraea betulifolia (Maruba Shimotsuke).

Veratrum album subsp. oxysepalum (Baikei-sou).

Mt. Ashihidake when the sun appeared.

Geum pentapetalum (Chinguruma) seeds shining isn the sunlight.

Gaultheria miqueliana (Shiratama-no-ki).

Geum pentapetalum (Chinguruma).

Flower fields everywhere!

Potentilla miyabei (Meakan Kinbai).
This plant has interesting whitish leaves.

Ledum palustre ssp. diversipilosum (Iso Tsutsuji).

Mt. Asahidake... Volcanic gas was coming out of the earth...

We smelled sulfur when we climbed.

Pleuropteropyrum ajanense (Hime Iwa Tade).

On the way to the top of Mt. Asahidake.

Interesting view all the way!

Penstemon frutescens (Iwabukuro) and Mt. Tomuraushi.

Kinko-iwa (Safe Rock).

Stellaria nipponica (Iwa Tsume-kusa).


Potentilla miyabei (Meakan Kinbai).

The scar of the volcanic action.

Beautiful colors!

Cassiope lycopodioides (Iwa Hige).

Saxifraga merkii var. merkii (Chishima Kumoma-gusa).

Spiraea betulifolia ssp. aemiliana (Ezo Maruba Shimotsuke).

Saxifraga merkii var. merkii (Chishima Kumoma-gusa).

Geum pentapetalum (Chinguruma).

Phyllodoce caerulea (Ezo-no-Tsuga-zakura)?

Phyllodoce aleutica (Ao-no-Tsuga-zakura).

Potentilla matsumurae (Miyama Kinbai).

Phyllodoce caerulea var. yezoensis (Ko-ezo-Tsuga-zakura).
This one is said to be a hybrid of Phyllodoce caerulea (Ezo-no-Tsuga-zakura) and Phyllodoce aleutica (Ao-no-Tsuga-zakura).

Diapensia lapponica ssp. obovata (Iwa Ume).

Mt. Asahidake.

Saussurea yanagisawae (Usuyuki Touhiren).

Saussurea yanagisawae (Usuyuki Touhiren).
Pretty small and short plant.

Bryanthus gmelinii (Chishima-Tsuga-zakura).

Mt. Asahidake.

Gentiana nipponica (Miyama Rindou).


Unknown said...

I love these photos, arigatou.
Why do you choose to photograph alpine plants? Are they simply part of a larger set of various kinds of images, or just alpines?

bioskop said...

Thank you for your comment.
My major interest is in wild flowers, so I am tend to take too many close-up pictures of flowers unconsciously.
I'm thinking of taking more pictures showing their habitat, too.