The black pasqueflower is one of the most beautiful protected plants in the Peszéri Forest Special Nature Reserve.
In the sandy production areas of the Peszéri forest, we can find the black pasqueflower in the woodless habitats that have not been affected by strong human influence for a very long time (eg. on the ancient grasslands or in the fields that have never been plowed). It is a characteristic species of perennial open sand meadows that are a transition between perennial open sand meadows and closed sand meadows, usually co-occurring with several other protected plant species (e.g., foal tails, late carnations, crayfish, sand sage).
Although it has a wind-transported crop, it still has poor spreading capacity and does not appear in regenerating areas. This is probably because the current climate is not very conducive to seedling survival.
In our project, the introduction of such plants into the restored areas is solved by planting seedlings (plant specimens grown from the locally collected seeds are placed).
photo: Csontos Adrienn