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.

Rhynchospermum verticillatum
Rhynchospermum verticillatum Compositae
They are a perennial plant that grows in the pool of the forests and at the roadsides along the mountain streams at the mountain area (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). Their flowers come into high season around the time when the autumn is come. This is the reason for the name. When the stalk grows to be about 1 m high, it shoots 2 to 4 of offshoots and bears a small flower at the top of the short stem growing from the side of the leaf. The flower consists of apitulum (Touka: a flower consisting of small dense tubular flowers, to be like one flower), about 5 mm, tinged with pale yellow-green. In its center, gathers a tubular flower (Toujoka: tubular corolla that gathers dense in the center, also a flower with no flower petals) with the tip split into 5, while small white flower petals like protuberance around it queue up in 2 lines to surround. The leaf is thin and long elliptically-shaped, about 7 to 15 cm long, about 2 to 3 cm wide with the sharp top, and has hard and short trichome on (Shiga: a gyrose jagged part) both surfaces, rough feeling to touch with a gyrose tooth(at the edge of the upper portion. When he flowers wither, they bear the elliptically-shaped, seeds about 2.5 mm long.

●Season Mid September to about Mid October
●Height about 50 to 90 cm
●Place Trail 1 to 6, Mt. Inari, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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