,,Vasond valley" Nature Trail - 1. station - OAK SLOPE

This south-facing, dry hillside is a special habitat. As its name suggests, a long time ago oak occured here (its local name is cserefa). English Oak is one of the Csík Basin`s misterious species. Centuries ago it was widespread in the low altitude areas, dozens of toponyms are good evidence for this. Although today it is absent from this site, many deciduous shruband tree species can be observed on this slope: European Spindle, Blackthorn, European Ash, Dog Rose. The herbaceous vegetation is very rich, too: the Yellow Flax, the St. Bernard's Lily and the Fringed Gentian is typical her.