Value as world agriculture inheritance

Life to spread

Biological diversity and ecosystem function

hirogaruGrassy plain of Aso is half nature grassy plain which continues being maintained because people repeat burning off a field, pasturage, saiso.

Jacob's-ladder, rare plant including higotai are frequent in Aso. These plants disappeared by climate change after the last glacial epoch from most areas of the Japanese Islands. Kyushu is seen in the Eurasian Continent and a lot of plants indicating not separated by water thing. In Aso, grassy plain was maintained by artificial agriculture activity called burning off a field, pasturage, saiso, and rare species has been stored until today. Therefore, it becomes one of biological diversity hotspot where endangered species is concentrated in Japan.

We meet climate of a great quantity of rain in the cool altitudes and, in addition to a variety of farm products including rice and Natsuaki vegetables, have abundant convention vegetables, too.

"Aso leek" is convention vegetable which severe climate climate of Aso called the cool altitudes of the volcanicity soil produced. In addition, kind "akadoimo of taro that red leafstalk becomes edible," there are "black greens" "child potato of crane".

The designation rare nature animals and plants


Primrose, tsukushifuuro, higoshion, Hemerocallis longituba, yatsushiroso, Lychnis Sieboldi, Ogura Lychnis senno, horsetail spleenwort, horsetail Culver's root, red star lily, michinokufukujuso


odaigaharasanshouo, blue-and-white flycatcher corbicula

Convention vegetables

Aso leek, akadoimo, child potato of crane, ground cucumber, black greens