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 eizanensis
Viola eizanensis Violaceae
Perennial herbs found in various areas from shady to sunny forest floor, forest edges near streams and forest trails. The Japanese name Eizan-sumire literally meaning Hiei mountain viola was named because it was first found in Mt. Hiei (Shiga prefecture). Have unique leaves, the ones in spring is pinnate in three like a foot of bird with toothed margins but in summer they grow long about 15 to 25 cm. When looking at these large leaves, one may not recognize it as a viola. Petioles and peduncles grow rising from the stem grow underground. Flowers are 2 cm in diameter and its color is from white to light red. Have wavy edged petals and slightly scented. Spur is thick and 7 mm long. The lateral sepals are hairy.

●Season  Early April to about Early May
●Height  about 5 to 15 cm
●Place  Trail 2, Trail 4 to 5, Mt. Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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