Explore the wild flower meadows in
Bucovina – the Land of the Painted Monasteries
Enjoy gentle walks in the countryside in search of Bucovina’s wild flowers. The Bucovina region is situated in the north-eastern part of Romania, in Moldavia, and is famous for its Painted Monasteries, which were built from the 15th century onwards. The exterior frescoes of the churches are widely considered to be one of its kind in the greatest treasures of late medieval art in Europe. Together these frescoes form a unique illustrated Bible, the only one of its kind in the world, and the monasteries have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Exploring Bucovina’s wild flower-rich meadows is a rewarding experience for any botany enthusiast. These kinds of meadows which often cover large areas, are free of artificial fertilizers and are mown traditionally by scythe. They are used as hay fields or pasture for animals, the main occupation of the local villagers being animal-rearing and husbandry. The region has an interesting high flora diversity with some plant - glacial relics of Romania flora: Trientalis europaea, Ligularia sibirica, Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi, Cochlearya pyrenaica var. borzeana, Betula nana etc. and some endemic species of Romanian flora such as: Aconitum moldavicum, Primula leucophylla, Ranunculus carpaticus, Gentiana phlogifolia, Asperula carpatica, Hepatica transsilvanica, Campanula carpatica, Poa rehmannii.