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.

Saxifraga stolonifera
Saxifraga stolonifera Saxifragaceae
They are perennial plant that grows at humid places on rocks (perennial plant takes several years to grow). It is said the reason for their name is that their leaves remain green, not withered even under the snow in the midst of winter. Flowers have white 5 peals, of which 2 petals at down portion are about 1 to 2 cm long and dangling.
The rest of 3 are small and have dark red speckles. Flower stalk (Kakei: stem of flower bearing only flowers without leaves) has thin glandular trichome on it, where many flowers bloom into a cone form like decorations of Christmas tree. Leaves are 3 to 6 cm long, roundish kidney-shaped, and have a long stalk growing from the root. The surface of the leaf is dark green and has white patterns along the veins of leaves. The back surface is tinged with dark violet with lots of brown glandular trichome. Their characteristic of a leaf is thick and soft as well as folk remedy used effective for burn injury and eaten as edible wild plants.

●Season  Late May to about Late June
●Height  about 20 to 50 cm
●Place  Trail 1,Trail 6, Jyataki,Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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