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.

Campanula punctata  ( Spotted Bellflower)
Campanula punctata ( Spotted Bellflower) Campanulaceae
Perennial herbs found in dry mountainous grassland or on roadside. Have hair on its full body and grow with a prostrate stem from each node. Japanese name Hotaru-Bukuro literally meaning firefly’s bag because flowers are paper lantern-shaped and children played fireflies inside of the flowers. Flowers are about about 4 to 5 cm long, tubular and dropping bell-shaped, and white, purple and light red. Five-lobed petals are with recurved appendages between calyx. Similar flowers, campanula punctata lam. var. hondoensis (kitam.) ohwi are without these appendages. Leaves are about 5 to 7 cm long, oval-shaped with pointed tip and toothed margins. Radical leaves are heart-shaped and die when blooming season start.

●Season  Mid-June to about Late July
●Height  about 30 to 80 cm
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Jyataki, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao,
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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