The flora of the arid grassland

The orchid forest or the forest of beeches is typical of the dry southern slopes of Altmühl valley. The liverleaf and aquilegia transform it into a blue sea of flowers.
Around Pappenheim you find the greatest diversity of wild roses in Germany.

On limestone and dolomite-rocks, the rocky-heath thrives. Here you find plants like the reddish cinquefoil, the blood-red geranium, blue grass and the white fat-hen, which is the fodder plant of the Apollo-Butterfly.

Totally, more than 1.500 plants have their own around Pappenheim. There are approximately 400 species of moss.