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.

Patrinia villosa
Patrinia villosa Valerianaceae
Perennial herbs found on sunny hills and fields. Are runner plants and produce numerous runners to reproduce new plants. Japanese name, Otokoeshi literally meaning masculine flower is named to differentiate them from Ominaeshi (patrinia scabiosifolia) literally meaning feminine flower with yellow flowers because Otokoeshi’s stems and leaves are large and looks strong and tough masculine image even though its flowers are white and simple. Flowers are about 4 mm in diameter and bloom on the tip of branches. Leaves are oval-shape and about 3 to 15 cm long and stem leaves are pinnately parted. Stems at the base have rough white hair. After flowering, bears oval and about 3 mm long fruits. Fruits has round-shaped wings and can be flown by the wind when ripe. Roots are used as Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory effects.

●Season  August to about October
●Height  about 60 cm to 1 m
●Place  Trail 3, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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