Alpine Plants Greet Summer Climbers on Mount Haku
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Mount Haku, or Hakusan, extends across four prefectures: Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, and Toyama. The mountain has a maximum elevation of 2,702 meters, and in July and August some 300 different types of alpine plants bloom in its upper reaches. These include the black lily (kuro-yuri), which is Ishikawa’s prefectural flower, and flowers that include Hakusan as part of their name, such as the Hakusan kozakura.
(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Kanazawa Cable Television.)