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.

Gentiana zollingeri
Gentiana zollingeri Gentianaceae
They are biennial plant that grows at copse and grassland meadow in the sunny countryside fields (biennial plant sprouts in autumn, overwinter, and bear flowers in next spring). The bud shape reminds us of the writing brush, which is the reason they are named Gentiana zollingeri. When it’s clear and sunny, they’re open. Meanwhile, when cloudy or rainy, keep close. The flower is a horn shape about 2 to 2.5 cm long and several of them gather to bloom at the top of stalk. The flower is divided into 5 at the top, and there are also accessory paraflocculus between the divided flowers. This makes them seen 10 divided flower petals. The flower is blue-purple, and rarely white. The leaves thickly growing on the stalk are small egg-shaped, a bit thick, 0.5 to 1.2 cm long, and are often tinged with purplish red color.

●Season  Mid April to about Mid May
●Height  about 5 to 10 cm
●Place  Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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