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.

Pueraria lobata(kudzu)
Pueraria lobata(kudzu) Leguminosae
Perennial vines (grow for several years from their same root system) found in mountains and is a part of seven autumn leaves. Grow by twining around adjacent plants up to 10 m. Roots are thick and include high concentration of starch that makes powdered arrowroot. This was mainly from Kuzu area of Nara prefecture, hence the Japanese name kudzu. Also used in dry as a medicine for cold, kakkonto. Bloom many flowers on 10 to 20 cm inflorescence (flower stems without leaves). Flowers are 1..5 to 2 cm long and red-purple. Bloom from the bottom and slightly sweet scented. Three leaves create compound leaves and each leaf is 10 to 15 cm long. Roundy egg-shaped and some lobed in two or three and have white hair densely on the back of leaves. Young vine, stems, flowers or buds can be eaten as tempura.

●Season  Mid July to about Mid September
●Height  Vines
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 4, Tail 6, Jyataki and Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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