Fir Tree Koyasan “Six Trees” Momi

モミ    Fir tree

科名:Abies firma

The Fir Tree is one of Koyasan’s “Six Trees” (Rokuboku)

モミの木は高野山の六木の一つ。(高野山の代表する木)

In Japan the Fir tree is cultivated and harvested from the wild. It is  important in the timber industry. (It is often used as paper pulp.)

One easy way to identify this Fir tree is the “V” at the end of the leaves.

特徴的な点は葉っぱの先端が”V”字 に見える。

I’ve yet to try them, but apparently the seeds can be roasted and eaten. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to taste test this year.

まだ食べたことがありませんけど、昔はタネを焼いて食べたらしい。

機会があったら今年中に食べてみたいな!

 

This shows the bark of the Fir tree at about five feet above ground.

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