Slovensko ALL FLOWERS ...
Pictures and Text at an Exhibition in Galerija Pecivo
(Cafe and Restaurant at Nova Gorica)
9th November, 2006 - 13th June, 2007

Daniel Rojšek, professional conservator of nature and her big ally, has no artistic ambitions. Author exposes thirteen photographs of plants and herbs with desire that people would experience "his" flowers with pleasure and also get familiarized with the plants, also in natural environment. Nohow pick, also those plants which are not protected.

1. Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)

Goldenrod grows all around Slovenija. Its yellow blossoms cherr us on meadows and pastures pending July and October in our SubMediteranean region also in November. Goldenrod is medical herb, one of favourite herbs of Simon Ašič, famous Slovene healer. It helps at inflammations of urine organs. Picture at the exhibition is still fresh, from October, taken at the southeren slope of the Korada hill.

2. Yellow-flowered Primrose (Primula auricula)

Soft, fragrant blossoms of Yellow-flowered primrose or Bear's-ear one could find pending March and July in rock fissures high of Julian and Dinaric mountains or even less than 100 m above sea level near the Idrija river on the western border of the Brda region. There are plenty of the primroses at the Sabotin hill, Gora and Trnovski gozd karst massifs, Velika and Mala dolina of the the Škocjan cave system, the Orleška draga collapse doline near Sežana and other places near the Nova Gorica town. Bear's-ear is old-timer among the protected plants in Slovenija. It was proclaimed endangered and protected in the year 1922. The fragrant primrose blossoms were photographed at the beginning of April 2006, next the Idrija river near the Golo Brdo village.

3. Alpine Mezereon (Daphne alpina)

Small bushes of the Alpine mezereon with miniature blooms one coud find pending May and July on rocky edges of the Gora and the Trnovski gozd karst massifs and naturally also somewhere in Slovenija. This charming cousin of famous Blagay's Daphne (Daphne blagayana) was photographed below the Mt. Kucelj at the end of June 2004.

4. Kojniška Iris
(Iris sibirica subsp. erirrhiza)

Blooms of Kojniška, subspecies of Siberian, Iris one coud find pending May and June on paludal and wet meadows anywhere in Slovenija. The blossoms are similar that ones of (I. illyrica), however siberian has slimer form. It is also alike (I. graminea), but graminea is smaller and it has grass-like leaves and both could be commuted, namely they grow close together on the Banjšice and the Trnovski gozd karst massifs and on edge between the Solarji pass and the Korada hill. All irises are protected in Slovenija from 2004. Photograph was taken in July 2004 on the top of the Kotel hill, above Kneža, Tamljine, Grahovo ob Bači and Koritnica.

5. Orange Lily (Lilium bulbiferum)

Orange lily one could meet in many hilly places anywhere in Slovenija. Blossoms are very alike to that ones of cultivated lilies, but they differ themselves by sprouts, between stems and leaves. In Latin and Slovene languages it was named after that sprouts. All lilies are protected in Slovenija from 2004. Photograph was taken in June 2005 below the Goderno hill at the community of Kanal ob Soči.

6. Pheasant's Eye
(Narcissus exsertus respectively stellaris)

Pheasant's eyes are spread in hilly and mountainous parts of Slovenija, but this plants grow also close to the Adriatic sea and naturally on the Slavnik hill, the Kras region, also in the Trnovski gozd. In the natural environment it is easy to distinguish from other plants, because they whitewash karst meadows each spring. All narcisuss are protected in Slovenija from 2004. Photograph was taken in May 2006 at the Gabrk area below the Vremščica hill.

7. Common or Lesser Centaury (Centaurium minus)

Common or Lesser centaury flowers pending June and September on hay-fields and clearings in forests. Beside our plant, also three other species of centaury grow in Slovenija. Centaury is also medical herb, which stops decay and stimulate pancreas and glands in stomach and bowels. It also advance digestion, heal anemia, dismis phisical and psihical exhaustion. There is no hazard, that the herb is one of the most efficient medical plants. This photo is also from the year 2006, it was taken in Oktober above the Bate village.

8. Stemless Gentian (Gentiana acaulis)

Stemless gentian is one of rare species of the Gentiana genus in Slovenija, it is protected from 1949. It is very similar to (G. clusii, and also the English name may equally be applied for both. The best known growing sites of Slovenija are in the Savinja or Kamnik Alps and on the Pohorje. Occuring place at the Mala Lazna glacio-kasrt depression on the Trnovski gozd is big curiosity, because in the region Gentiana acaulis grows at small island of acidic soil in the karst, alkalic environment. Blue trumpet" comes at the exhibition from the Mala Lazna, where it opened to the Sun in May 2006.

9. Olive Tree (Olea europaea)

No other plat is closer integrated to development of mankind as an olive tree. Olive oil and olives milleniums nourish people with the best ingredients, alike ingredients of mother milk. Less familiar are olive graceful, white, small blooms, which one could admire in tardy spring. At the exhibition are displyed the first blossoms from the year 2006 of young montenegrian autohtonus sort žutica, which came in Slovenija to the Brda region last year.

10. (Daphne mezereum)

Pending March abd April, highly on hills also in May, one could in many places in Slovenija notice small shrub or only a stem with pink or light purple (rarely white) starlike flowers, later on cluster of soft leaves joined the blooms, with heady smell. The fruit is a bright red berry, it is as the whole plant very poisonous for people. Only a small bouquet near bedroom is enough for headache in next morning. This purple, with pearl "dust" decorated flowers were photographed in May 2006 on the top of the Srednji Golak hill in Trnovski gozd.

11. (Viola pinnata)

Viola pinnata is fairly rare in Slovenija. Our violet one could find in rock fissures and rubble in high mountains. Majority of violets have heartlike leaves, our has palmspread, and this is the main difference. Pair of Viola pinnata asked to take a photo near a path to the Mt. Kucelj, at the beginning of May 2006.

12. Topinambour (Helianthus tuberosus)

Home of this small "sunflower" is North Severne America, it is also called Jerusalem artichoke and sunchoke. It is grown for its edible tuberous roots. Topinambour can become weedy and invasive and it is resistant against the strongest herbicides. It could overgrow and suppress maize, also American plant, what one could see each year in the Vipava valley and in the other parts of Slovenija. Photo of a blossom with a honey-bee was taken near the Velka voda - Reka river, at the beginning of September 2006.

13. Black Maidenhair (Adiantum capillus veneris)

Among thirteen "flowers" is this colossal Mediteranean-Atlantic fern only one without blossoms. It is also called Southern Maidenhair or Venus' hair fern, because iz has typical black stipes and rachises, and bright green soft leaves, which manifests an aversion to water. A feature to which it owes the name of "adiantum and it was given to it in the Old Greece. This fern is rare and protected in Slovenija, one coluld find plants near the Adriatic sea and in the Soča drainage basin below the Solkan near the Mrzlek spring and the Avče, below the Ročinj (Toplice) above the Grahovo ob Bači, and even about 500 m high in the foothill of the Mt. Krn. Picture on the exposition is from October 2006th, taken at the Nova Gorica town.

The page from 26th November 2006 translated and prepared by Daniel Rojšek, Danč.
Text by Katja Kogej and Daniel Rojšek.
Date of the last change 12th September, 2019.
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