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.

Tricyrtis macropoda
Tricyrtis macropoda Liliaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found at forest edges and in forests in mountains. Flower stems (only bloom flowers without any leaves) grow at the tips of stems or from petioles and bloom some flowers facing upward. Flowers are 3 cm in diameter and have purple spots on white petals. This spots resemble the pattern of the chest of lesser cuckoo, hence the Japanese name Yama-hototogisu literally meaning lesser cuckoo in mountains. Six petals curled downward and stamens and pistils protrude like fountains. Leaves are 8 to 13 cm oval-shaped with pointed tip but curl stems at the base. Stems have hair facing downward but amount of hair vary to each plant. After flowering, bear 3 cm long fruits. Split from the upper side and pop small oval-shaped seeds when ripen.

●Season  Mid August to about Early October
●Height  about 40 to 70 cm
●Place Trail 2, Trail 4, Trail 6, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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