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Plants of the Viernheim Heath (Inland Dunes)
East of Mannheim is Viernheim, and north-west of this village there is the 'Viernheimer Heide' (= heath) on both sides of the motorway A6. The shown area is kept free of wood because it is in a route of high voltage overhead cables. Its soil is the sand of inland dunes where the environment has extreme conditions e.g. dryness and high soil temperatures of up to 70 degrees celsius, which lead to special communities of plants. The inland dunes are wind-borne sand fields which came into being, when at the end of the ice age strong winds blew sand out of the gravel, which the then still meandering Rhine carried from the Alpes and deposited at its edges.
 
Gagea pratensis, Meadow Gagea
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
Liliaceae / Lily Fam.
 
Erodium cicutarium, Common Crane's-Bill, Philary
Erodium cicutarium / Common Crane's-Bill, Philary
Geraniaceae / Crane's-Bill Fam.
 
Senecio vernalis, Eastern Groundsel
Senecio vernalis / Eastern Groundsel
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Teesdalia nudicaulis, Shepherd's Cress
Teesdalia nudicaulis / Shepherd's Cress
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Arabidopsis thaliana, Thale Cress
Arabidopsis thaliana / Thale Cress
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Erophila verna subsp. spathulata, Pound-Podded Whitlowgrass
Erophila verna subsp. spathulata / Pound-Podded Whitlowgrass
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Viola rupestris, Teesdale Violet
Viola rupestris / Teesdale Violet
Violaceae / Violet Fam.
 
Viola arvensis subsp. megalantha, Field Pansy
Viola arvensis subsp. megalantha / Field Pansy
Violaceae / Violet Fam.
 
Viola hirta, Hairy Violet
Viola hirta / Hairy Violet
Violaceae / Violet Fam.
 
Spergula morisonii, Pearlwort Spurrey
Spergula morisonii / Pearlwort Spurrey
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Saxifraga tridactylites, Rue-Leaved Saxifrage
Saxifraga tridactylites / Rue-Leaved Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae / Saxifrage Fam.
 
Cerastium semidecandrum, Little Mouse-Ear
Cerastium semidecandrum / Little Mouse-Ear
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Myosotis stricta, Strict Forget me not, Small-Flowered Forget me not
Myosotis stricta / Strict Forget me not, Small-Flowered Forget me not
Boraginaceae / Borrage Fam.
 
Lamium amplexicaule, Henbit Dead-Nettle
Lamium amplexicaule / Henbit Dead-Nettle
Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.
 
Lamium purpureum, Red Dead-Nettle
Lamium purpureum / Red Dead-Nettle
Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.
 
Potentilla incana, Sand Cinquefoil
Potentilla incana / Sand Cinquefoil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
Potentilla argentea agg., Hoary Cinquefoil
Potentilla argentea agg. / Hoary Cinquefoil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
Euphorbia cyparissias, Cypress Spurge
Euphorbia cyparissias / Cypress Spurge
Euphorbiaceae / Spurge Fam.
 
Draba muralis, Wall Whitlowgrass
Draba muralis / Wall Whitlowgrass
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Sisymbrium altissimum, Tall Rocket
Sisymbrium altissimum / Tall Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Pinus sylvestris, Scot's Pine
Pinus sylvestris / Scot's Pine
Pinaceae / Pine Fam.
 
Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium / Oregon Grape
Berberidaceae / Barberry Fam.
 
Prunus serotina, Rum Drupes
Prunus serotina / Rum Drupes
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
Acinos arvensis, Basil Thyme
Acinos arvensis / Basil Thyme
Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.
 
Helichrysum arenarium, Yellow Everlasting Daisy
Helichrysum arenarium / Yellow Everlasting Daisy
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
Psyllium arenarium, Branched Plantain
Psyllium arenarium / Branched Plantain
Plantaginaceae / Plantain Fam.
 
Jasione montana, Sheep's Bit
Jasione montana / Sheep's Bit
Campanulaceae / Bellflower Fam.
 
Trifolium arvense, Hare's-Foot Clover
Trifolium arvense / Hare's-Foot Clover
Fabaceae / Legumes
 
Echium vulgare, Viper's Bugloss
Echium vulgare / Viper's Bugloss
Boraginaceae / Borrage Fam.
 
Potentilla recta, Sulphur Cinquefoil
Potentilla recta / Sulphur Cinquefoil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Wild Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis / Garden Asparagus, Wild Asparagus
Liliaceae / Lily Fam.
 
Conyza canadensis, Canadian Fleabane
Conyza canadensis / Canadian Fleabane
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Naturally this list isn't complete. It will be continued on occasion.
 
The pages on Nature Reserves near Sandhausen, as well as die Frühjahrsblüher and Sommerblüher south of Mannheim deal with the flora of inland dunes, too.  
 

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Orchideen
Orchids
 
Andere Pflanzen
Other Plants
 
Pflanzen nach Familien
Plants acc. to Families
 
.. Verwandtschaft
.. Relationship
 
.. wiss. Namen
.. Scientific Names
 
.. deut. Namen
.. German Names
 
.. engl. Namen
.. English Names
 
.. Art-Namen
.. Specific Names
 
.. Blütenbau
.. Flower Anatomy
 
.. Blütenfarben
.. Bloom Colors
 
.. Blattform
.. Leaf Form
 
.. Regionen
.. Regions
 
.. Aufn.-Monat
.. Photo Month
 
.. Früchten + Samen
.. Fruits + Seed
 
.. Wurzeln + Knollen
.. Roots + Bulbs
 
Bäume
Trees
 
Sträucher
Bushes
 
Wasser-Pfl.
Water Plants
 
Kletter-/Schling-Pfl.
Climbers + Twiners
 
Nutz-Pfl.
Useful Pl.
 
Zier-Pflanzen
Ornamental Pl.
 
Farb-Var.
Color Var.
 
Mehrere Kriterien
Multiple Criteria
 
Biotope + Gruppen
Biotopes + Groups
 
Botan.Links
Botan.Links
 
10-Apr-10

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