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20/07/2024

The fire in Central Balkan has been extinguished

The rain that fell around 16:00 over the area helped to bring the fire under control. For more than 72 hours, efforts to extinguish it continued in the Steneto reserve on the territory of Central Balkan National Park.

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19/07/2024

A fire is raging in Central Balkan National Park

Yesterday, 18.07.2024, at 2:30 p.m., a forest fire was reported in the area of ​​Dzhufar Dere, Steneto Reserve, Central Balkan National Park.

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12/07/2024

Two organized visits for teachers took place in the beech forests of the National Park at the beginning of July.

The participants, teachers of various educational levels and pedagogues, actively involved in extracurricular forms, passed on July 4 and 5 along the route Apriltsi - Interpretation Complex "Forest" - Pleven hut - Water Holes cave and on July 8 and 9 along the route Kalofer - Ray hut - Raysko praskalo waterfall.

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08/07/2024

Ranking results in a competition for the position of Senior Expert

Ranking results in a competition for the position of Senior Expert

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03/07/2024

Changed road mode

By Order No. RD-150/03.07.2024 of the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, a temporary restriction on the movement, stay and parking of motor vehicles (including ATVs and UTVs of all classes) is introduced. on road No. 12 Troyan Pass - Dermenka chalet for the period 10.07 - 31.12.2024.

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03/07/2024

In the city park Marcotea in Gabrovo, a lot of children passed scout tests, played forgotten games, explored, created.

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01/07/2024

System for determining the results of the tender procedure

System for determining the results of the tender procedure, opened by Order No.RD-113/30.05.2024. to the Director of DNPCB, for the appointment of the position of Senior Expert in the Directorate "Administrative, Financial and Legal Activities" in the Central Balkan National Park Directorate

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28/06/2024

The "Let's get to know Central Balkan National Park" summer academy for children has ended

The indoor summer academy, organized and conducted by the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and the Local Commission for the fight against antisocial acts of minors - city of Gabrovo, has ended.

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27/06/2024

Results of a competition for the position of Senior Expert

Results of a competition for the position of Senior Expert

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25/06/2024

Central Balkan National Park Directorate and Ethnographic Open- Air Museum ETAR celebrated Saint John's Day

In connection with the celebration of the holiday of medicinal plants on June 23 and 24, visitors to the museum had the opportunity to learn more about herbs from experts of the Park Directorate.

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24/06/2024

List of admitted/non-admitted candidates to participate in the competition for senior expert

Names of candidates admitted/not admitted to participate in the competition for Senior Expert

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21/06/2024

System for determining the results of the tender procedure

System for determining the results of the tender procedure for the appointment of the position of Senior Expert

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18/06/2024

53 projects of students from 1st to 12th grade from all over the country have been ranked from the first phase in the XVI edition of the Ambassadors of Health National Student Competition.

Тhe Ambassadors of Health National Student Competition is one of the initiatives of the Ministry of Health to support the healthy lifestyle of young people.

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17/06/2024

Registration of participants in the specialized guided visits continues

Until June 23, teachers and pedagogues can submit a form to participate in the specialized guided visits to the beech forests of the National Park

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14/06/2024

NOTIFICATION

By the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate order No. RD-127/11.06.2024 , the movement, standing and parking of motor vehicles (including ATVs and UTVs of all classes) is prohibited on the road The Tabite Hotel (The village of Tazha) - Botev peak ( parking lot).

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13/06/2024

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12/06/2024

At this date, the Boatin Reserve has been declared

The Boatin Reserve was declared on June 12, 1948 and is the oldest of the nine reserves in the Central Balkan National Park.

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12/06/2024

Procedure for the random allocation of vacant pastures 2024

On the basis of art. VII.8. and Appendix No. 4 of the Annual Plan for Grazing and the Use of Hay in the Central Balkan National Park, 2024 approved by Order No. RD-103/23.05.2024 the Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces the conduct of an accidental distribution of free grazing areas on the territory of the national park.

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06/06/2024

On June 5, the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and the Science -1870 community center of the town of Troyan, celebrated the World Environment Day

The event was held in the form of an informational meeting for citizens from the local community, under the title "Together for a green future", in the community center building, with increased interest.

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05/06/2024

Today we celebrate World Environment Day

World Environment Day, June 5, is the most significant international event for actions aimed at protecting the environment.

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04/06/2024

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31/05/2024

Organized visits for teachers, tour operators and tour guides in the beech forests of the National Park

The purpose of the visits is to interpret the natural heritage in a real environment, to give guidance on leading groups, organizing outdoor activities, games and eco-education.

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30/05/2024

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30/05/2024

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29/05/2024

On June 5, we celebrate World Environment Day

From forests and dry lands to farmlands and lakes - nature, on which the existence of humanity depends, is reaching a turning point in its coexistence with man.

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28/05/2024

Today we celebrate the Bulgarian parks Day

The Central Balkan National Park Directorate celebrated this day with the initiative "Let's get to know the wild inhabitants of The Central Balkan National Park, which was held in the yard of the Park Directorate.

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27/05/2024

The Central Balkan National Park Directorate celebrated the European Day of the NATURA 2000 ecological network

Out of regard the European Day of the NATURA 2000 ecological network, The Central Balkan National Park Directorate, in partnership with The Vasil Levski 1861 Community Center of The town of Karlovo, conducted an information campaign under the title "Think eco, be eco".

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23/05/2024

The Annual Plan for Grazing and Use of Hay in the Central Balkan National Park for 2024 was approved

By Order of the Director of the Park Directorate today, May 23, 2024, the Annual Plan for Grazing and Use of Hay in the Central Balkan National Park for 2024 was approved.

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21/05/2024

Today we celebrate the European day of the network of protected areas Natura 2000

On May 21, 2024, we celebrate 32 years since the establishment of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in the European Union (EU). The Ministry of the Environment and Waters (MOEW) is participating in the European Day of Natura 2000 once again.

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20/05/2024

MAY 20 – WORLD BEE DAY

Today we celebrate World Bee Day and all the pollinators that have been seriously threatened with extinction in the last few years. Now is the time to realize how important pollinators are to our quality of life and our future.

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15/05/2024

Today we celebrate World Climate Day.

Climate Day was declared by member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, signed on June 5, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Bulgaria, the document was ratified in March 1995.

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14/05/2024

On May 21, 2023, we celebrate 31 years since the creation of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in the European Union (EU).

In connection with this, the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, with the partnership of Vasil Levski -1861 Community centre - Karlovo, organizes an initiative under the title "Think eco, be eco". It will be held on May 22 and 23 from 2-6 p.m., in the community center building. All interested parties from the local community will be invited.

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13/05/2024

A Central Balkan National Park Directorate employee gave a lesson to students at Ran Bosilek Elementary School - Gabrovo

On May 10, an expert from the Park Directorate expert gave a lesson to 65 third-grade students at Ran Bosilek Primary School in Gabrovo. The topic was "The tireless worker bee", which is part of the Directorate educational program 2024.

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07/05/2024

A Central Balkan National Park Directorate expert conducted a lesson at Ran Bosilek primary school in Gabrovo

A Central Balkan National Park Directorate expert conducted a lesson to Ran Bosilek Primary School- Gabrovo 3rd grade pupils. The lesson took place on April 30 with topic on "Food Chains in the Wild', which is part of the Directorate's 2024 education programme.

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29/04/2024

Educational initiatives were held on the occasion of Earth Day

This year, the Central Balkan National Park Directorate celebrated Earth Day through educational activities for the little ones. On April 22, 26 and 29, experts from the Parks Directorate visited the Radost kindergarten in the town of Sevlievo, the Raicho Karolev elementary school and the Neofit Rilski elementary school in the town of Gabrovo.

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23/04/2024

Draft of the Annual Plan for the use of medicinal plants in the Central Balkan National Park for 2024 has been announced

The plan is drawn up in accordance with the Protected Areas Low and aims to regulate and administer the use of medicinal plants on the territory of the Central Balkan National Park, under so as not to allow damage to the natural habitats and species where the collection is carried out, creating prerequisites for the development of an environmentally friendly livelihood of the population.

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22/04/2024

Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrate Earth Day! Each year, the EARTHDAY.ORG platform coordinates events around the world to demonstrate global support for the environmental movement. Planet vs. Plastics is the theme of this year's campaign.

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15/04/2024

The 16th edition of the Ambassadors of Health National Student Competition begins.

The competition is held on the initiative of the Ministry of Health to support the healthy lifestyle of young people. Its purpose is the prevention of behavioral and health risk factors related to unhealthy eating, low physical activity, alcohol use and smoking.

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12/04/2024

tendering procedure: FOR PROVISION OF TOURIST SERVICES / ACTIVITIES

PROVISION OF TOURIST SERVICES / ACTIVITIES IN THE BYALA REKA VISITORS' COMPLEX, Kalofer, Central Balkan National Park

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10/04/2024

Two experts from the Central Balkan National Park Directorate accompanied students from the 5th grade at the "ACADEMIC IVAN GUZELEV" Hight School, Gabrovo, on an organized walk in the surroundings of the city.

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10/04/2024

Central Balkan National Park Directorate and the community center in the village of Anton celebrated the Week of the Forest

Within the framework of the Week of the Forest in the period April 1-5, the Central Balkan National Park Directorate presented an exhibition in the building of the community center in the village of Anton of the winning works from the children's drawing competition "Four Seasons in the Central Balkan" 2023.

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09/04/2024

Offenders with a long-barreled firearm were caught on the territory of the Central Balkan National Park

Upon a signal from the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, a search was conducted by employees of the Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Troyan, during which it was established that two persons had brought a long-barreled firearm into the territory of the Central Balkan National Park.

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05/04/2024

Today we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the declaration of the Stenetto Reserve.

In 1962 it was declared a national park, it was recategorized into a reserve in 1979. With an area of almost 3,600 hectares, the reserve is the second largest in the Central Balkan National Park after Dzhendema.

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01/04/2024

Celebrating The Forest Week

In 2024, from April 1 to 7, we celebrate the Forest Week.

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01/04/2024

April 1 – International Bird Day

Today we celebrate International Bird Day. The decision to declare it a special date was made on December 6, 1906 under the Convention for the Protection of Rare Birds.

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28/03/2024

The largest National Park Central Balkan's Mountain Reserve Dzhendema turns 71 years old

Dzhendema reserve in Central Balkan National Park was declared on March 28, 1953 to protect valuable animal species - chamois, deer, roe deer, fawns. With an area of 4,220.2 ha, Dzhendema reserve is the largest Staroplanin reserve and one of the largest in Bulgaria. It is located in the Kalofers' mountain, on the southern slope of the Botev peak's massif. The undisputed wealth is the vast pastures and forests, almost untouched by human hands. Due to its unique geology and climate the area is at the heart of a modern center for the formation of new types of plant communities, rich in endemic and rare plants.

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27/03/2024

Meeting with stakeholders for the Annual Plan for grazing and hay use prezentation

On the 2nd of April, 2024, Tuesday, in the "Vasil Karaivanov" hall of the Municipality of Karlovo (town of Karlovo, "Petko Sabev" Str. №1), between representatives of the Central Balkan NP Directorate and candidate users of pastures in the Park a meeting will be held.

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26/03/2024

Water as a source of life.

On the occasion of water day, on March 25, The Central Balkan National Park Directorate experts conducted an eco-education lesson on the topic called "Water in the nature around us" with children from 1st to 3rd grade, from the Ivan Vazov elementary school in the city of Gabrovo.

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26/03/2024

Children's drawings еxhibition

The National Park Central Balkan"Directorate and The Hristo Botev 1925 community centre of the village of Anton, are pleased to invite you to the official opening of a children's Four seasons in the Central Balkan" drawing competition work exhibition.

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22/03/2024

The Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP is published

Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2024 was announced with an Order of CBNPD Director.

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22/03/2024

World Water Day 22 March 2024 - Water for peace

World Water Day celebrates water and inspires action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

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01/03/2024

Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces a national photo contest under the title "Me and the Balkans".

Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces a national photo contest

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24/10/2023

Festivals were held at Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve in the municipalities of Karlovo and Anton

The events took place on October 20 in the village of Anton and on October 21 in the town of Karlovo under the title Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve - Common future for people and nature. The places are not chosen randomly, because the two settlements are administrative centers in two of the five municipalities of the transition zone of the Biosphere Reserve.

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10/10/2023

The city of Troyan hosted the second celebration of the Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve

On Saturday (October 7) in the space in front of the Tourist Information Center of the city of Troyan, the second festival event took place under the title "Common Future for People and Nature", organized by the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, supported by the Municipality of Troyan.

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03/10/2023

The first celebration of the Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve was held in the city of Sevlievo

On Sunday (October 1) in the central city square in the city of Sevlievo, the festival event under the title "Common Future for People and Nature", organized by Central Balkan National Park Directorate, supported by Sevlievo Municipality.

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Silver fir (Abies alba)

Evergreen tree high up to 50 meters. Its crown is conical in young trees, becoming columnar in old ones, often with a flat top.

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European beech or Common beech(Fagus sylvatica)

This  is the most typical forest tree in Central Balkan National Park. Broad-leaf tree with a height up to 35 meters.

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Balkan maple (Heldreich`s Maple) (Acer heldreichii)

Broad-leaf tree, reaching a height of 25-30 meters. Its crown is conical. The bark is smooth and pink-gray in young trees.

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European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Broad-leaf tree, high up to 30 meters. The crown is domed. The bark is gray-silvery smooth and thin.

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English Yew (Taxus baccata)

Coniferous tree reaching a height of 20-27 meters with wide crown, formed by quickly growing lower branches. In Central Balkan National Park it possesses usually a shrubby growth form.

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Norway spruce (Picea abies)

The Ordinary spruce (Picea abies) is a tree that reaches a height of 50 m and has a regular conical shape.

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Siberian Juniper (Juniperus sibirica)

The Siberian Juniper is relatively small shrub occuring above the alpine timber line.

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Macedonian pine (Pinus peuce)

In Central Stara Planina it is mainly distributed in the region of Tsarichina reserve, where the northernmost location is the world occurs.

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Austrian Black pine (Pinus nigra)

The Black pine-tree (Pinus nigra) reaches a height of 30 m and has an irregular in shape and patent crown. The bark of the tree is thick, grey in color and deeply cracked.

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Balkan daphne (Daphne blagayana)

It is a small evergreen bush distributed in Central and Southeastern Europe. In Bulgaria it inhabits only the region of the Central Stara Planina.

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Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

This species is credited as a symbol of mountain tourism. It is  perennial grass plant, high up to 12 cm, covered thickly by whitish hairs.

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Janka`s Lily (Lilium jankae)

It is also called Yellow mountain lily or Wood- nymph tulip. This species is one of the most beautiful plants of Central Balkan National Park. It is a perennial plant with yellow flowers.

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Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

The blueberry is a low deciduous bush – up to 40 cm. The stems are branched and with ribbed, green branches.

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Yellow Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

The Yellow Gentian (Gentiana lutea) is a perennial herbaceous plant with a thick succulent root system.

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Stara Planina primrose (Primula frondosa)

It is a perennial grass plant. In the region of the Park it occurs often, in wet grass habitats and along the streams, rock cervices, on limestone, predominantly in the belt between 1400 – 1900 m of elevation.

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Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

It is distributed in Central Europe and on the Balkan Peninsular. It inhabits bushes, forests and meadows up to 1800 m of elevation.

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Globe flower (Trollius europaeus)

The Globe flower is a tall perennial plant up to 1m in height with typical palmate leaves. The flowers are large and yellow.

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Belladonna (Atropa belladonna)

This is a perennial tall plant (up to 3m), with very typical large leaves, dark red to brown flowers and glimmer dark fleshy fruits.

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Martagon Lily (Lilium martagon)

The Martagon Lily is an exceptionally beautiful bulbous plant, which reaches up to 1m in height.

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Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)


It`s a small deciduous shrib up to 20 cm height. The fruits are edible, but their sweetness is mixed with an acidic taste.

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Pančič Angelica (Angelica pančičii)

Pančič Angelica is a Balkan endemic and it`s included in Bulgarian Red data Book. In Central Balkan NP it occurs mostly along the rivers and small mountain streams.

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Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Common yarrow is known as milfoil, thousand- leaf and soldier`s woundwort, too.

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Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Caltha palustris is a plant commonly mentioned in literature, from Shakespeare for example.

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European Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

The Latin name (Sorbus aucuparia) means sorbeo – “absorb, swallow”, auca – “bird” and pario – “bear”.

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Mezereon (Daphne mezereum)

This species is a small shrub, up to 2 m in height with extremely flexible branches. The flowering period is at the end of the winter and the flowers are very aromatic. The plant is poisonous and is used in the medecine.

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St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)

It`s a perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. It`s a wide spread medicinal species. The most common name comes from its harvesting on St John`s day, 24 June.

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Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano is a widely used ingredient in different national cuisines. It`s an important part of the traditional preparation of a bulgarian tea, called  "Balkan tea".

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Common (European) centaury (Centaurium erythraea)

The latin names comes from "centaurus" – “centaur” и гр. erithros – "red", from the colout of the flowers. The genus was formerly called Chironia, from the Centaur Chiron, who was famous in Greek mythology for his skill in medicinal herbs.

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Wild raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

The species name idaeus refers to its occurence on Mount Ida near Troya in northwest Turkey, where the ancient Greeks were most familiar with it.

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Common Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Common Mistletoe is a symbol of happiness, love, health or abundance in different myths and legends.

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Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

The name of the genus - Tussilago means "cough suppressant", from latain tussio " - “cough".

Coltsfoot is a perennial herb, which is often found in colonies of dozens of plants.

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Red Houseleek (Sempervivum erythreum)

This species is a succulent plant with typical rosette at the base and with beautiful pink to red flowers.

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Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Germander is widely used as an ornamental plant. It is known like a herb from the Antiquity and even like a magical flower.

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