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.

Viola confusa ssp. nagasakiensis
Viola confusa ssp. nagasakiensis Violaceae
They are a perennial plant that grows at sunny places such as the roadside and between stonewalling around human habitations. (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). We seldom see them in the woods or around the forests. As the name implies it, they are one of the small Viola mandshurica and resemble Viola mandshurica (Violaceae), but they seem to be smaller by one size. Their characteristic to distinguish the two is the leafstalk (Youhei) of this species has no fins. The flower is about 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter, bluish-purple color, so that they stand out well from the others though small. The trichome grows at the root of the flower which blossom sideways. Tubular nectary or spur (Kyo: a portion of outpouchings behind the flower petal) is thin, about 4 mm long. The leaves are a thin and long triangular shape, and the root portion of the leaf is heart-shaped. Another characteristic is they have coarse sawtooth at the edge (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf) and the back is tinged with purple.

●Season Late March to about Mid April
●Height about 3 to 8 cm
●Place Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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