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 yezoensis f. discolor.
Viola yezoensis f. discolor. Violaceae
This plant represents Mt. Takao, often called as “the mountain of viola.” Found at wet and half shady forest edges along streams. The Japanese name Takao-sumire literally meaning Mt. Takao viola was named because it was first found in Mt. Takao. It inhabit throughout Japan but many of them found in Mt. Takao. It was first introduced as a varietas of viola yezoensis in 1928 (Showa Era 3). The front side of leaves is dark brown during blooming season that is unique to this plant. After flowering, green leaves grow which makes it difficult to identify them from viola yezoensis. Flowers are 1..5 to 2 cm in diameter and slightly scented. Color of flowers is white with purple fine lines radiating from the center of petals. Leaves are 3 to 6 cm and egg-shaped or elongated egg-shape.

●Season  Early April to about Early May
●Height  about 5 to 12 cm
●Place  Trail 1, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
もっと見る 閉じる