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RIVERINE VEGETATION

Douvri's springThe co-existance of limestone and schist on Parnitha favors the creation of numerous springs. The most important of them are: Aghia Triada, Mola, Fyli, Kithara, Skipiza and Koromilia springs.

These springs create numerous streams of seasonal flow. The most important of them are: the Yiannoula and the Mavrorema streams at W. Parnitha, the Aghia Triada, Aghios Georghios and Vatourionas stream at S. Parnitha, the E. Parnitha streams that end up into Kifissos river and Mola and Charadros streams at N. Parnitha.

Mavrorema streamOn the stream banks and next to the springs a lot of hydrophilous species grow, constituting the riverine vegetation. These are: willows (Salix alba), planes (Platanus orientalis), poplars (Populus nigra), ashes (Fraxinus ornus), hop hornbeams (Ostrya carpinifolia), shiny crane's bills (Geranium lucidum), buttercups (Ranunculus ficaria, Ranunculus millefoliatus) and horsetails (Equisetum telmateia).

planesDuring the fall, the riverine trees (planes, hop hornbeams etc.) shed their leaves and create a sumptuous color feast, that a capital city inhabitant cannot easily imagine to be so close to.


 

 

 
   
 
 
   
 

 

Play our game and meet the animals living on Mt Parnitha!

 
 
 

Contact:

  Forest Service of Parnitha
  Thrakomakedonon Ave.    142, Acharnes. GR13601
   Athens, Greece.

Tel.: 0030 210 2434061-3 fax.: 0030 210 2434064

mail: daspar@otenet.gr

 
   
           
         
   

 Design-editing:
  Eirini Aplada, Biologist-M.Sc. Environmental Biology and Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystem Management

mail: iaplada@yahoo.com
©2006