Mountain Flowers


A leisure tour, designed to introduce you to a wealth of beautiful high mountain plants, many of which endemic to the Balkan region. We will explore the Vitosha Nature Park, the Rila and the Pirin National Parks and the Western Rhodope Mountains.

 

Our tour starts in the Vitosha Mountain Nature Park with its variety of habitats – sub-alpine shrubs and grasslands, natural coniferous forests with alpine meadows, peat lands and rocky biotopes. The Vitosha Nature Park is a home to a variety of wildlife, including 1500 species of higher plants, 31 species of which are Balkan endemics. Some of the key plant species to be seen there: Lilium jankae, Lilium martagon, Geum coccineum, Jovibarba heuffelii, Senecio pancicii, Dactylorhiza saccifera, Gentiana lutea, Gentiana asclepiadea, Dianthus superbus, Silene roemerii, Cirsium appendiculatum, Cirsium heterotrychum, Heracleum verticillatum, Pinguicula balcanica, Dactylorhiza cordigera, Bruckentalia spiculifolia, Viola dacica, etc.

Papaver degenii 3
Papaver degenii by Dimiter Georgiev

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