Meadows with unique flowers
Natural meadows with different flower species, almost extinct elsewhere in Europe.
From the first signs of spring, Transylvanian Highlands are flooded with the vivid colors of the spontaneous flora that can still be found in our area and, as many tourists and specialists say, it is no longer found elsewhere.
In May, you indulge various species of wild orchids (with unfamiliar names such as the early-purple orchid which is the locals call "cow butter" - "untul vacii"), but also the pheasant's eye or the purple mullein.
In June-August, the meadows explode with the appearance of clovers, bachelor's button, daisies, meadow sage, lady's bedstraw, Carthusian pink, wall bellflowers, wild carrot or the field eryngo (locally known as the devil's thistle).
Autumn is the time of the gentiana, saffron or autumn crocus.
The natural and semi-natural habitats of old forests (over 80 years) and grasslands, with high biodiversity are prevalent, arable lands are few, and unfavorable areas, such as industrial ones, are almost completely absent. The natural landscape is complemented by a rich network of valleys with naturally flowing streams, creating large meanders and valleys with specific meadow vegetation, with willows, poplars and old anins, important habitats for many species of flora and wildlife that provide important ecological services.
Here, in Transylvanian Highlands we have 🍀more that 1.000 flora species = aprox. 30% from Romanian Flora species, 10 Natura 2000 and 77 national protected species!
If you are passionate about the flora, you can find here a nice brochure with more details.
Discover the grasslands hiking, cycling or horseback riding using our trails.
For guided tours, call Guides or local agencies