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.

Ophiopogon planiscapus
Ophiopogon planiscapus Liliaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found under evergreen trees or shady areas in mountains. Long vines grow underground and often found in clusters. The Japanese name Ooba-jyano-hige literally meaning large leaf beards of snakes was named because leaves resemble beards of snakes and this plant has wide and thick leaves compare to other plants in ophiopogon genes. Leaves grow from roots are elongated and 20 to 40 cm long. Have shiny surface but edges are rough. Flowers are 6 to 7 mm long and white or light purple. In Mt. Takao, white ones are more often found. Slightly curved flower stems are facing downward and bloom from the bottom ones. Skin of fruits drop at early stage and seeds are not covered with anything. Become grayish dark green when ripen.

●Season  Late June to about Mid July
●Height  about 15 to 25 cm
●Place  Trail 2 to 3, Trail 5, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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