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Karta Idrijca   Flora
ABOUT THE PARK
NATURAL FEATURES WITHIN THE PARK

Climate
Relief
Geology
Flora
Fauna

 
A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK
FROM IDRIJA TO THE LAKE DIVJE JEZERO
STRUG VALLEY (The Village of Idrijska Bela)
THE IDRIJCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE BELCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE EDGE OF TRNOVSKI GOZD
TOURISM AND RECREATION
 PROTECTIVE MEASURES
PHOTO GALLERY
USEFUL LINKS
 
DEITSLEN  
 
 
 
  The influence of the Alpine, Dinaric and Sub-Mediterranean territory also applies to the vegetation. The rugged terrain, diverse and in places also very specific microsystems contribute to the immense diversity of flora here.

The park’s region is considered one of the most overgrown parts in Slovenia, as much as 85% of its surface is covered by forests. The absence of the latter can be observed only on precipitous cliffs and smaller deforested areas around tourist farms. The forest is healthy and of high quality, however, it is not arranged in the same order as it was in the very beginning, since during the course of its 500-year-old management its structure has changed. Hence, beech are found along with fir trees as one of the most frequent conifers from the lower to the upper parts.

The park’s area can be quite eye-catching for lovers of flora and researchers, especially parts around the lake Divje jezero, Srug, Sončni rob, Putrih cliffs and Hudo polje. At this exact spot the botanists Anton Scopoli, Baltazar Hacuet and Henrik Freyer earned the title of the pioneers in botany research in Slovenia. Among the most interesting plant species are primroses, especially the Slovenian endemic plant Carniolan Primrose and a hybrid named “Idrija” Primula. In crevices over the lake Divje jezero the alpine butterwort (Pinguicula alpina) grows which is a carnivorous plant catching small insects with its leaves; this plant has survived from the period of exuberant alpine flora in these places. On some remote and intact areas we can still encounter many endemic and protected plants.