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.

Desmodium oldhamii
Desmodium oldhamii Leguminosae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in forests in mountains. Fine hair on stems is sticky at a touch. Flowers are 1 cm long, pink and blooms randomly on flower stems (flower stems without leaves) are about 30 cm grow from tips of stems or petioles. Five to seven leaves alternate on stems like feather of birds. Each leaf of compound leaves is long egg-shaped and about 10 cm. The Japanese name Fuji-kanzo literally meaning wisteria sweetroot was named because flowers resemble wisteria and leaves resemble sweetroot. After flowering bear fruits called loment, an indehiscent legume (break apart into indehiscent, seed-bearing segment). Ripen fruits are brown and have densely hook-shaped hair which is carried by animals or clothes. The shape of loment is two-segmented half-moon shaped and about 2cm long, twice as large as the size of the similar plant desmodium podocarpum subsp. oxyphyllum.

●Season  August to about September
●Height  about 50 cm to 1.5 m
●Place  Trail 1 to 2, Trail 4 to 6, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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