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Allchar Violets

Viola Allchariensis


Type of violet endemic to the Allchar region in southern Macedonia. Blossoms during the spring and early summer period, having flowers in two colours: violet and white. Usually grows about 20 cm in height.


Grows in meadow ecosystems, the soil of the typical habitat is rich with different heavy metals of which the arsenic is the most abundant one.


It is believed that this type of violets is a hyper-accumulator of arsenic.

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Скопје, Kavadartsi, Macedonia

Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Dec 4, 2011

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