May 1 to park with the Adonis vernalis, hike along the ancient paths of the Gran Sasso to admire the blooming of the rare species.
As anticipated from the ex situ bloom at the Botanical Garden of St. Columbus, is about to bloom in its natural environment Adonis vernalis. It 'a very rare species, which grows only in Italy in the Gran Sasso National Park - Laga and that this organization is protected, in order to ensure their survival and to ensure that it becomes an added attraction for an area of rich and peculiar beauty.
To celebrate the flowering of the plant symbol of the protected area, the Park Authority back to propose to May 1, in collaboration with the University of Camerino, the City and the Pro Loco of Barisciano, the excursion "On the ancient trails to explore ... the Adonis vernalis, "walk of about two hours led by botanists Floristic Research Centre of the Apennines along the ancient path" I Santarelli, "which in the past led to the fertile land of the farmers Vallicella, in the territory of Barisciano.
Adonis vernalis is a herbaceous species from the big yellow flowers, thought to be extinct, until the nineties was included in the Red Book of Plants of Italy, the official catalog of the floristic entities or disappeared on the brink of extinction. The plant, however, was found in 1994 on the Gran Sasso, in the territory of Castelvecchio Calvisio, causing astonishment in the botanical world, and later also in the territory of Barisciano, in an area where some of the many individuals of the species, now in the Apennines from the Eurasian steppes during the last glaciation, like many other plants currently on the massif. You will lead the hike, for a May 1 of wellness in nature, knowledge and wonder.