Plants

Cotton grass

Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil

Water Forget-me-not

Western marsh orchid

Walking along the path, you will be close to the wet meadows along the river.

The western part of the path can be white of the white, silk-like cotton from cotton grass in May and June. The cotton is sometimes collected and used for pillow filling and fabric for clothes.

All along the path, you will find an abundance of brightly coloured flowers.

The Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil’s flowers are collected in a head of 10-20 flowers. Try pulling back the lower lip of the flower so that the fused stamen becomes visible – they look like a long, formidable fang.

Ragged robin

Marsh cinquefoil

The ragged robin is named after its ragged leafs. In early summer it paints the meadows pink.

The tiny light blue flowers of the forget-me-not can be found everywhere in the wet meadows. For ages, the colour blue has been associated with steadfastness and was used as a gift for a loved one.

Marsh cinquefoil grows in the wet meadows and marshes of the river valley and has dark red flowers in July.

The purple western marsh orchid is characteristic of natural and diverse meadow. It is one of the first flowers to disappear if grazing is abandoned and the meadow becomes overgrown. It grows slowly and only flowers once a year – so leave it be!