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.

Liriope platyphylla
Liriope platyphylla Liliaceae
Perennial evergreen herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found at forest edges and tree shades in forests in mountains and also used as ground cover at parks and gardens. Have many radical leaves (leaves grow from roots) and become a large rootstock and grow 8 to 12 cm long flower stems and bloom 8 mm in diameter small flowers in clusters. The color is light purple with six petals and six yellow stamens. Leaves are skinny 30 to 50 cm long, 0..8 to 1..2 cm width and deep green and shiny surface. Grow in shrubs and leaves resembles orchid, hence the Japanese name Yabu-ran literally meaning shrub orchid. After flowering, bear seeds looks like shiny fruits. Seeds are 6 to 7 mm in diameter spherical shaped and the color is green at first and turns to black-purple when ripen in autumn.

●Season  Mid August to about Early October
●Height  about 30 to 50 cm
●Place  Trail 2, Trail 5, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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