There are three autochtonous rare and protected flowers: the columbine, valerian and the edelweiss, together with the Lilium, a very rare plant, and the "yellow rose" from Lendorf. Occupy yourselves by locating these species while walking in the high mountains. They hide amongst the heather and lichens. As well as these plants that have an astonishing capacity for survival and hold their own against algae and fungus, the glacier ranunculus is the flower that is found at highest altitude. This delicate plant, with a yellow heart and white corolla is a small marvel to observe (without picking it, of course).
Valerian is a perennial plant from the Valeriana family known for being used to help with difficulties sleeping.© emotive images / age fotostock
There are 20,000 species of bees in the world; in Austria, the most common one is the European honey bee.© RFcompany / age fotostock
The white lily is a herbaceous plant that produces flowers in summer.© chaoimagesa collecti / age fotostock
Part of the Rosaceae family, cherry trees generally blossom in March and April.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
The fields of buttercups give the landscape an enchanting aspect.© RFcompany / age fotostock