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.

Cimicifuga simplex
Cimicifuga simplex Ranunculaceae
They are perennial plant that grows under the trees of mountain district and along the mountain stream. (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). They bear spikes (Kasui: small flowers gathering to be like head of plant) brush-shaped about 10 to 30 cm at the grown-high stalk. The spikes hold more than 150 flowers about 5 to 7 cm long. Though they resemble Cimicifuga japonica in the same group, the good difference to distinguish is that Cimicifuga simplex’s leaves differ from the ones of Cimicifuga japonica, and Cimicifuga simplex’s flowers have a stalk about 1 cm long. The leaf consists three as one named compound leaf, with a long stalk growing alternative to stem. Lobules (Shoyo: each one that is leaf-shaped and leaf like one consisting of more than a few leaves) is egged-shaped about 3 to 8 cm long, has a sharp tip and with spiny sawtooth at the edge (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf). How they are named is people boiled the fresh leaves and immersed them in ice water to eat, and then they are called ‘Cimicifuga simplex’ (Sarashina-shoma). Shoma is a Chinese name. After flowers wither, they bear the seeds about 1 cm long. When matured, the seeds get split up and produce the seeds with shallow wrinkles.

●Season  Late September to about Late October
●Height about 60cm to 1.2 m
●Place   Trail 1, Trail 4 to 6, Mt.Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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