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.

Boenninghausenia japonica
Boenninghausenia japonica Rutaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in tree shades and streamside in mountain. This is only grass plant in rutaceae native to Japan. Have half-transparent oil spots that are unique to plants in rutaceae family. Have strong scent and often used as anti-insect agent. Flowers are 5 mm in diameter with four petals and stamen protrude long. Color is white and bloom many on inflorescence. The Japanese name Matsukaze-so litearlly meaning pine breeze plant was named because it resemble pine branch looking wijnruit which is also a grass plants in rutaceae family native to Southern Europe. Leaves are tripinnately compound leaf, a set of three leaves divided into three branches. Each leaf is upside down egg-shaped and 1 to 2..5 cm long. Texture is soft and white on the back. After flowering, bear 3 mm long fruits split into four. Pop when ripen and some seeds inside.

●Season  Late August to about Early October
●Height  about 50 to 80 cm
●Place  Trail 1 to 6, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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