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.

Polygala japonica
Polygala japonica Polygalaceae
They are a perennial plant that grows at such arid places as at the sunny grasslands. (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). As the appearance of the flower looks like the one which is made as small as the flower of Lespedeza thunbergii (Fabaceae), this is how they are named ‘Polygala japonica’ (Himehagi). The flower is about 1 cm and tinged with red-purple color, a tubular shape flower composed of 3 flower petals, and the finely split bunch shoots to extend from the top.
5 calyxes at the root portion of the flower is tinged with the same color with the flower petals, and 2 out of the five are open as if they are stretching the wings. When the flowers wither, he calyxes turn into green. The leaves are rounded egged-shaped with the sharp tip and trichome growing on both surfaces. The leaves during the flower season is about 1 centimeter long, they grow to be 3 cm long after the flower wither. Long white trichome develops on the stalk in cluster.

●Season Mid April to about Late May
●Height about 10 to 20 cm
●Place Mt.Inari, Ura-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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