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The flora in Ireland, Plant wildlife, The fauna and flora, Ireland
The flora in Ireland

Due to the atmospheric conditions, Irish flora is mostly made up of shrubs

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Plant wildlife Ireland
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

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The omnipresent prairies do not prevent gorse bushes and heather from growing on the mountains. The Bantry Bay in Kerry County with its rather mild climate shelters certain Meditarranean and even tropical species, such as rhododendrons and lichens. The splendid Killarney National Park offers a multiplicity of flower and plant species. However, the Irish countryside, whose forests cover a mere 4% of the national territory, is very much exposed to strong winds.

Plant wildlife

Plant wildlife , Trees, Ireland , Ireland
Trees, Ireland

Although the land is primarily used for grazing animals, Irish flora is very diverse.

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Plant wildlife , Meadows and heathland, Ireland , Ireland
Meadows and heathland, Ireland

Typical landscape on the Green Island, dominated by heather.

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Plant wildlife , Broom, Ireland , Ireland
Broom, Ireland

The common broom is one of the country's most widespread wild plants

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Plant wildlife , Marine plant life, Ireland , Ireland
Marine plant life, Ireland

Ireland is rich in water, which encourages the development of many aquatic and especially lake species

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Plant wildlife , A four-leaf clover, Ireland , Ireland
A four-leaf clover, Ireland

This lucky charm is sometimes falsely considered to be the country's symbol (it was actually the three-leaf clover that St. Patrick used to explain the mystery of the Trinity)

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