Treasures of Mt. Takao

Takao 599 museum has all kinds of animals inhabit in Mt. Takao in various ways of exhibitions such as seasonal wild plants preserved in acrylic and all kinds of animals specimens inhibits in Mt. Takao. On the "NATURE WALL," stuffed animals are displayed and shows the movie to introduce the dynamic nature of Mt. Takao.

Amaryllidaceae Amaryllidaceae
They are perennial plant that grows in clusters in the river bank, footpath between rice fields, and graveyards (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). It is thought that they were imported from ancient China. The reason for their name is that around the time of autumn during equinoctial week, they bear bright red flowers. They also have another name ‘Lycoris radiata’ which means the unworldly red flower in the Lotus Sutra. At the top of the upright-growing flower stalk (Kakei: stem of flower bearing only flowers without leaves) sprouting from the bulb (Rinkei: a modified leaf by nutrient accumulation being attached firmly to short stalk), 5 to 7 flowers bloom in a cluster. The flower has 6 thin flower petals about 4 centimeters long rolled back and a male stamen projects long. No leaves sprout during blooming, grow in latest autumn, pass the winter through, and wither in the next spring. The leaf is thin and long about 30 to 60 cm long, 6 to 8 mm wide. The leaves are dark shiny green color with the center in whitish color along the leaf vein. Entire portions of this plant contain poisonous elements, especially much in discoid stem (bulb). When eaten by mistake, this poison brings about the symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, in some cases, may lead to death.

●Season  Mid September to about Late September
●Height  about 30 to 50 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao,Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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