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 Row of Palms ・ トウジュロの並木

2015.06.05 (Fri)

トウジュロの並木

The former town of Hawai promoted itself as a tourist destination, coining the phrase “the Hawaii of Japan.” Over 500 island palms currently line the road that leads to Hawai’s hot spring resort, giving a tropical feel to the area. Compared to the tall evergreen palm trees, these palm trees are characterized by shorts stalks and small unbending leaves. In the springtime, bunches of yellow flowers adorn the tops of these palm trees.

旧羽合町が「日本のハワイ」をキーワードに観光の町をPRしてきました。現在、はわい温泉に通じる県道沿いには、ヤシ科のトウジュロが500本以上植えられ、シュロ並木の道路として、南国ムードを盛り上げています。葉柄は長く、雌雄異株の常緑高木で、シュロに比べて葉柄が短く、葉もやや小さく裂片が折れ曲がらないのが特徴です。春に花穂が密な黄色い花をつけます。

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One comment

  1. I took a very brief drive through here with a friend last September. The palm trees left quite an impressive on us both!



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