5 beautiful and rare flowers of Russia
Like anywhere in the world right now, in Russia there are many flora and fauna species that need protection. If you happen to come across any of these precious flowers, consider it your lucky day!
Here are some of them.
Here are some of them.
1. Paeonia tenuifolia
Sometimes called the fern leaf peony, Paeonia
tenuifolia is a herbaceous species of peony native to steppes which grows on the Balkan Peninsula, and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Found primarily in the southern regions of Russia, including the Caucasus, the plant is now considered endangered: numbers are falling due to decreasing steppe spaces.
2. Nelumbo nucifera
nucifera (also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean, or simply lotus) has a very wide native distribution and is found in Russia European part and the Far East, including the Astrakhan, Amur, and Khabarovsk regions, around the Caspian Sea, and Primorye. Like many endangered flora, the lotus has been under protection since the end of the 1970s, but humans continue to damage its population.
3. Erythronium sibiricum
Commonly known as Siberian fawn lily or Siberian trout lily, Erythronium sibiricum is a bulbous perennial in the Liliaceae family. In Russia’s wild the plant can be found in the Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Khakasia, and Tyva regions. Again, us humans are doing pretty well to limit its numbers, so please don’t pick it.
4. Viola incisa
Found throughout Siberia, Altai
and Primorye, Viola incisa grows on meadow steppes. Excessive grazing and infrastructure are damaging its numbers. For instance, in Tyva the plant’s natural area has been destroyed by the expansion of the city of Kyzyl.
Also known as golden root, rose root, Arctic root, and orphan rose, Rhodiola
rosea is a perennial flowering plant that grows in the wild Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. In Russia, it can be seen in many areas (including Altai and Tyva ), but is protected only in the Northern part of European Russia, in the Urals, and Arctic and mountainous regions of Siberia and the Far East. It’s a valuable medicinal plant that suffers from random picking.
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