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Flora

Forest communities of lower locations make acidophilic or calciphile beech wood, for higher locations are typical water logging and climax pine groves. Above a forest boundary in the highest locations there we can also find unoriginal mountain pine. Unfortunately, these original forest stands were replaced by cultural pine groves in many places.

Meadow communities in the foothills are formed by oat-grass meadows, in the bottom lands of the rivers and the streams they are accompanied by the butter bur and in the higher locations by the Hedge-garlic adenostyle (Adenostyles alliariae). Above the upper forest boundary there are developed the primary alpine lawns with dominating the Wavy Hair-grass (Avenella flexuosa) and a Fescue (Festuca supina) or the Mat-grass (Nardus stricta). We may see there a tree-leaved rush, Sedge (Carex bigelowii), the Five-Finger (Potentilla aurea), a Hawkweed (Hieracium alpinum), the Wood Rush (Luzula luzuloides subsp. rubella), the Snake Root (Bistorta major) or the Mountain Pansy (Viola lutea subsp. sudetica) too. In peak parts there also are present the alpine heathlands with the Heather (Calluna vulgaris) and locally scattered dwarf shrubs of the Blackheart (Vaccinium myrtillus), the Mountain Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) or the Crowberry (Empetrum hermafroditicum).

From protected plant species we may find there for example the Anemone (Anemone narcissiflora), the Bell Flower (Campanula barbata), a pink (Dianthus superbus subsp. alpestris), the Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris uniflora), the Hawk’s Beard (Crepis conyzifolia) and endemit species of the Jeseníky Mountains – the Ash-mountains Bellflower (Campanula gelida) and the Ash-mountains Meadow-grass (Poa riphaea) which growths only in the Petrovy Stones in the National Natural Reservation Praděd.

Wetlands are presented mainly by the peat bogs of the high bog type. Beside the characteristic bog moss these plant species also growth there – the Hare’s Tail (Eriophorum vaginatum), the Few-flowered Sedge (Carex pauciflora), the Mud Sedge (Carex limosa), the Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), the Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza longebracteata), the Crowberry Empetrum hermafroditicum and critically endangered the Lesser Twayblade (Listera cordata), but only very rarely. Also the peat bogs and the fens in lower locations are important. They are protected in the National Natural Reservation Rejvíz and the Natural Reservation Vidnavské mokřiny.

Specific plant communities are fixed on the geological subsoil of the serpentine. The species which are fixed on the serpentine rock outcrops is the Spleenwort Asplenium cuneifolium, the Ladder Spleenwort (Asplenium adulterinum) or a Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. capillifrons). These serpentine rock outcrops are protected in the Natural Monument Chrastický hadec and the Natural Monument Na hadci.


Tourist locations

Mapa Mapa Zábřežsko Šumpersko Jesenicko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Ramzovské sedlo Zlatohorsko Javornicko a Žulovsko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Krnovsko Bruntálsko Rýmařovsko

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