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.

Chamaele decumbens
Chamaele decumbens Umbelliferae
They are a perennial plant that grows at such places as in the pool of the forest and the roadside along the mountain stream. (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). In early spring the flowers blossom before the leaves sprout. Entire plant is soft and has a subtle atmosphere. In Chinese character, their name is expressed as Sentoso, but its name derivation is unexplained. The shape of the leaves looks like the one of Coptis japonica var. dissecta (Labiatae), so they have another name ‘Chamaele decumbens’. The leaves are the compound leaf consisting of 3 as one and each compound leaf has minute split. Their characteristic is the leafstalk (Youhei) is tinged with purple color, grown from the root, and lets the stalk grow between the leaves with lots of white flowers about 1 mm in diameter at the tip.5 flower petals are attached curved inward and a yellow male stamen out of the flower outstands. When the flowers wither, they bear the elliptically-shaped seeds about 3 to 5 mm.

●Season Late March to about Late April
●Height about 10 to 20 cm
●Place Trail 1 to 6, Jyataki, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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