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In Bilta village, in the Martalogu valley, can be found several species of flowers from the Oltenia hills region, in the wilderness.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th June 2014




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One of the first spring flowers in the Vogna area.

This is a green Hellebore.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th March 2013




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The Vogna area is beginning to show signs of spring, with beautiful flowers and butterflies.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2011




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A tree bursting into flower in spring at Radovan village cemetery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th April 2011




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Towards the end of March, it was still cold, and very few flowers had decided to push through the mat of fallen leaves, to appear in the forests mostly bare of leaves near Vogna. But it was a beautiful day, despite the cold and rain, and a beautiful woman to appreciate it!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th March 2011




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These are the first few brave flowers of spring, as the cycle of renewal begins again in Romania.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th March 2011




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The chemical responsible for the red colour of these leaves results in increased frost protection for the plant, and act as a "sunscreen", protecting the plant from damage by high light levels when other plants have lost their leaves, allowing more light into the forest floor.

The red colour of these leaves is the result of a group of pigments in the cells called anthocyanins. Unlike the carotenoids, which give yellow and orange colours, these pigments are not present in the leaf throughout the growing season, but are actively produced towards the end of summer. They develop in late summer in the sap of the cells of the leaf, and this development is the result of complex interactions of many influences — both inside and outside the plant. Their formation depends on the breakdown of sugars in the presence of bright light as the level of phosphate in the leaf is reduced.


During the summer growing season, phosphate is at a high level. It has a vital role in the breakdown of the sugars manufactured by chlorophyll. But in the autumn, phosphate, along with the other chemicals and nutrients, moves out of the leaf into the stem of the plant. When this happens, the sugar-breakdown process changes, leading to the production of anthocyanin pigments. The brighter the light during this period, the greater the production of anthocyanins and the more brilliant the resulting colour display. When the days of autumn are bright and cool, and the nights are chilly but not freezing, the brightest colourations usually develop.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th March 2011

Text: Adapted from Wikipedia




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On a cold, sunny day, with wind, in the middle of winter, on the hills around the 19th century church from Vogna, these looked like flowers, although they are not.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th December 2010




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Briar Rose in the Radovan area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 14th May 2010




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Orchid in the Radovan area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 14th May 2010




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Fungi and flowers in the Radovan area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th May 2010




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Fungi in the Slaveni Castrum area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd May 2010




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Daisies in the Slaveni Castrum area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd May 2010




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Flower in the Slaveni Castrum area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd May 2010




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Flowers in the Slaveni Castrum area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd May 2010








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This site is to publicise the history and culture of Romania, and displays information from the Alexis Project Association

Alexis Project Filiasi/Romania
RC J/263/230/2007 CIF 21464151
Email: alexis_project@yahoo.com

in a partnership and contract with the Oltenia Museum:
Oltenia Museum Craiova/Romania
CF 4417192
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Because Oltenia Museum has the ability to verify the scientific importance of this information and because the specialists of Oltenia Museum have made contributions to this site, the copyrights to it are part of Oltenia Museum property.



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