The Wildflowers of Istria20th May 2018 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
Whatever the habitat we were in, it was the diversity that was so exciting. With little human intervention, there was a balance that meant no single species dominated and every step revealed new species that gradually changed with the terrain evolving into perfect conditions for another array of plants.
Close to the sea, a meadow filled with serapia orchids, bumblebee orchids and orlaya grandiflora On a high plateau a meadow where Stipa blows in the wind
Memorable walks included one along a wooded farm track, lined with shade-loving plants that included Lamium orvala , Herb Paris, Solomon’s Seal and hellebores and helleborines, while the adjacent meadow was dotted with the bright yellow flowers of Senecio scopolii and the first few spring gentians.