The Burren is also famous for its rare and spectacular plants which occur in abundance. Nowhere else in Ireland, England or even North West Europe can such quantities of Spring Gentian, Mountain Aven, Bloody Cranesbill, Yellow Shrubby Cinquefoil be encountered. On these limestone pavements and in the fissures between them ARCTIC and ALPINE plants grow side by side with those from the MEDITERRANEAN. Botanists have attempted to find out why, but no one has come up with a complete answer. Soft rain, The Gulf Stream and an absence of frost, may all be factors in the spread of the plants. Spring is the best time to see the flowers when the Spring Gentians and the Mountain Avens are in full colour. But all seasons bring their own delights.



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