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.

Syneilesis palmate (Shredded Umbrella Plant)
Syneilesis palmate (Shredded Umbrella Plant) Compositae
Perennial herbs found on hills and in mountain forests. Japanese name Yaburegasa literally meaning shredded umbrella plants was named because its young leaves sprouted from the ground around mid-April resemble half-open shredded umbrella. At first, an upright flower stalk grows from one radical leaf and blooms about 1 cm in diameter flower. Flowers are flower heads and white or pale red. Bloom seven to thirteen five-lobed tubular flowers and protruding stamens are appealing. Leaves are round-shaped, about 35 to 50 cm in diameter and distinctly lobed like the palm with long stalks. Young leaves have cotton hair and it disappear as it grows. Young leaves are edible, boiled leaves can be marinated, vinegared or used for soup, and fresh leaves for deep fried tempura.

●Season  Late June to about Mid-October
●Height  about 50 cm to 1 m
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 3 to 5, Ura-Takao, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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