|On the chalky grassland and in
woods on Eastern Mon a vegetation much like the alpine meadows
(Jydelejet - right picture) can be
The flora is very rich especially on the grassland with several species
of rare plants.
The valley Jydelejet is a very old grassland that has been grazed for centuries. The buttom of the valley has been under farming and fertilized, but this stopped for about 50 years ago. The slopes of Jydelejet has recently been cleared for bushes and trees that threathened the light-loving vegetation. To day most of Jydelejet is under grazing to preserve the rare flora. It is forbidden to pick flowers all over Jydelejet and the protected parts of the cliffs of Mon.
The calcerous grassland in Jydelejet has a very rich flora. Characteristic species are Teesdalia nudicaulis, Orchis purpurea, Origanum vulgare, Ribes alpinum, Juniperus communis, Sanguisorba minor ssp. minor, Campanula persicifolia (picture below), Erysimum hieracifolium (in slides near the coast), Cirsium acaule, Scabiosa columbaria, Silene nutans and Listera ovata.
The limestone hill Høvdblege south of The cliffs og Mon is also worth a visit. In early summer the south slope is coloured blue by flowering Linum austriacum and red by Onobrychis viciifolia. Both species have been introduced to the place and are now fully naturalized on Høvdblege. Along the path leading to Høvdblege the quite rare Vicia tenuifolia can be seen.
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