Red Book flowers bloom in Sochi in autumn

Red Book flowers bloom in Sochi in autumn

Source: Rosa Khutor

The gorgeous colchicum is a member of the lily family and is similar to crocuses. The plant reaches a height of 40 centimeters. The bulb is oblong and up to 5 centimeters long and up to 3 centimeters wide. During the active flowering period in September-October, the plant produces up to four beautiful flowers.

The flora and fauna of the Caucasian Black Sea region are extremely rich. There are over 1650 species of native (local) plants, among which about 150 are trees and shrubs. More than 180 species of animals and plants are rare and included in the Red Data Book. Every fifth species is endemic, that is, it is not found anywhere else in the world.

On the territory of "Rosa Khutor", the magnificent Colchicum is found in subalpine glades and woodlands. The main natural law of mountains is altitudinal zonation. The higher in the mountains, the colder it becomes, more precipitation falls, the composition of the animal world and plant belts changes. Climbing on the cable cars "Rosa Khutor", you can get from the broad-leaved heat-loving forests to completely different natural and climatic conditions. On the territory of the resort you can see 960 species of mountain plants, - noted the press service of the resort "Rosa Khutor".

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