Wassergspreng-Gießhübler Heide 29.4.2015

For many years, I asked myself if I ever would find the Pale orchid (Orchis pallens). Recently, I got a hint including a detailed route description. So, I drive to the short and narrow valley named Wassergspreng, which got its name from the many natural water wells.

I found the plants straightway: Pale orchid (Orchis pallens)

One of the many wet places beneath the forest, growing  Kingcups (Caltha palustris)

The humid forest ground in places is densely overgrown by ramsons (Allium ursinum), in full bloom now.

Coralroot bittercress (Cardamine bulbífera)

After a 15 minutes walk through dense forest, I reach a large grassland: The Gießhübler Heide.

Here with a view to the Anninger.

Carpets of ramsons up here too.

Besides the Hans Nemecek - hut this grop of spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)


Gießhübler Heide ...

 ... here with a view down to the city of Vienna.

Above a small quarry, I found "dwarf iris" (Iris pumila), though only in violet.

Oak flowers

Lots of cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias) near the forest

Common cowslip (Primula veris)