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Hornacko Region


The Nad vapenkou (Above the Lime Kiln) Nature Monument is quite a unique place – the only place in the White Carpathian foothills where a larger population of the Greater Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla grandis) has survived.

Greater Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla grandis)

Until the 1950’s, the Greater Pasque Flower has been a frequent sight on the steppe grasslands of the southern part of the White Carpathians. In the following decades, the steppes were plowed in, intensively fertilized, forested, or left to its fate and without grazing or mowing they grew over with shrubs. Today, not more than 300 tufts can be found scattered sparingly over the whole area.

The Greater Pasque Flower with its pretty bell-shaped blue to violet flowers covered in fine silver hairs appears as early as March (“Pasque” referring to Easter, Passover). The Czech name for this plant (koniklec) was derived from the way the flowers bend their heads to the ground.

GPS position

N 48° 51.671', E 17° 31.295'



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