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.

Pertya robusta
Pertya robusta Compositae
They are a perennial plant that grows at the arid places such as in the pool of the forests and in the forests at the mountain area (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). The rhizome (Konkei) creeps sideways and the stalks are not split but expand straight. The flower consists of apitulum (Touka: a flower consisting of small dense tubular flowers) of 10 small flowers in cluster, and 5 to 6 of them are on the upper part of the stalk. The flower is tinged with white with the tips split into 5 and curled back. A circular cylindrical shape involucre (Soho: a portion like a bud to cover) lie below the flower, about 1.7 to 2.7 cm long. The leaf is elliptically-shaped like the one of Quercus dentate, about 10 to 20 cm long, with coarse sawtooth at the edge (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf). They have a long stalk and the leaves grow alternative in cluster in the middle of the stalk. When the flowers wither, they bear the seeds about 1.4 cm long and with floss. In the winter, the liquid inside the withered stems get frozen to be swollen to be ‘Shimobashira’ (Ice Flower).

●Season Mid September to about Mid October
●Height about 30 to 70 cm
●Place Trail 1 to 6, Mt.Inari, Jyataki, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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