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.

Pollia japonica
Pollia japonica Commelinaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found at forest edges near streams and in wet forests. Grow long upright stem and bloom many white small flowers. Stems are hairy and rough texture. White underground stems grow horizontally on top of ground. Flowers are 6 to 8 cm in diameter and five to six in tiers creating clusters. Flowers are ephemeral flowers that bloom only one day. Male flower and bisexual flower are mixed. Leaves are elongated oval-shaped, 15 to 30 cm and open in the middle of stem in whorls of six or seven leaves. The Japanese name Yabu-myoga literally meaning shrubs myoga because leaves of this plant resemble those of myoga and grow in shrubs. After flowering, bear spherical fruits, about 5 mm in diameter with full of moisture. Fruits are white at first and become indigo blue in autumn.

●Season  Mid August to about Mid September
●Height  about 50 cm to 1 m
●Place  Trail 1 to 2, Trail 4 to 6, Mt. Inari, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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