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 maximowicziana
Viola maximowicziana Violaceae
Perennial herbs found in dark and wet areas along streams. In Mt. Takao, start to bloom at the end of viola season. Large leaves are appealing but have small flowers about 1 cm in diameter. Color is white with purple lines radiates from the lower petal. Calyx at the back of petals is hairy with curled tips which is unique to this plant. Shape of leaves is round after sprout but changes to oval or egg-shaped with age. Leaves are 2 to 3..5 cm long, soft texture and not shiny with toothed margins. The back of leaves is purplish. At the end of blooming season, have many self-pollinate cleistogamous flower which does not open.

●Season  Late April to about Mid May
●Height  about 5 to 8 cm
●Place  Trail 4, Trail 6, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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