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 mandshurica(Violet)
Viola mandshurica(Violet) Violaceae
Perennial herbs found in sunny grasslands and on roadside. The numbers of this plant in Mt. Takao is decreasing but found in residential area. The Japanese name Sumire literally meaning viola was named because the shape of flowers from the sides resembles the tool of carpenters called sumi-ire meaning carpenter’s ink pod. Leaves and flowers are in cluster growing upright from the thick underground stem. Leaves are like the shape of elongated shoehorns, rounded tips, 3 to 8 cm long, thick and have wings at petioles that is unique to this plant. Flowers are 1..2 to 1.7 cm in diameter and dark purple. The lateral sepals have white hair and spur is long and about 7 mm.

●Season  Mid April to about Early May
●Height  about 7 to 15 cm
●Place  Trail 1, Trail 5, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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