The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland
The floral habitats
|Plants growing in the deep cracks (grikes) and solution hollows in the limestone are the best known characteristic of the area.
There are some springs on the hillsides though - and Butterwort grew with Brooklime below this one.
Gentians grow in the pastures from just above sea level up to the high ground (175 m here).
Thyme and Saxifrage
Honeysuckle and Holly are just two of many shrubs that occupy the grikes.
Botanically rich meadow with limestone behind.
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© J R Crellin 2005