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 japonica
Viola japonica Violaceae
Perennial herbs found on sunny forest floor in low elevations, roadside, riverbank and near residential areas. One of violas starts to bloom in early spring. In Mt. Takao, found in sunny south-facing slopes. The Japanese name Ko-sumire literally meaning small viola but this plant is not small and flowers are 2 cm in diameter. Have purple lines radiating from the center of petals and petals are mainly purple but some are white. Leaves are 2 to 5 cm, elongated triangular to oval-shaped with pointed tip. The back of leaves is purplish. Have many leaves and grow rising from the ground. Similar to viola phalacrocarpa but this plant does not have hair.

●Season  Late March to about Mid April
●Height  about 5 to 10 cm
●Place  Trail 6, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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