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.

Corydalis incisa
Corydalis incisa Papaveraceae
Biennial herbs found on bright forest floor and at forest edges in mountains and also in flatlands. The Japanese name is Murasaki-keman was named after the flower resembles keman which is the flower wreath decorated on Buddhist alter. The entire plant is soft but emit bad odor when scratched. Radical leaves grow covering ground and spent winter. In spring, stem grows upright and bloom many flowers about 1..5 cm long. Color of flowers is red-purple and similar to corydalis lineariloba and corydalis decumbens but this plant has finely toothed leaves like the leaves of carrots. The entire plants are poisonous and cause vomiting when eaten by mistake. In Mt. Takao, caterpillars of Japanese clouded apollo feed on leaves of this plant.

●Season  Early April to about Mid May
●Height  about20 to 50 cm
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 3, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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