Flora of Belarus
Flora: Plant world of Belarus
Belarus reach not only for a large number of natural reservoirs, but also a rich flora and fauna of Belarus. Flora is really wonderful in the country. Forests take a large part of the country and meadows take just 15%.
Forest's of Belarus
7.8 million hectares of the territory of our country are forests. Of these, the most extensive are the national park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and Nalibokskaya Pushcha, which is not a protected area. It is here that Belovejskaya and Nalibojskaya pushcha are places where you can find the largest forest accumulations. Belarus is a “green” country and it doesn’t have desert areas. Gomel region is the biggest forest district it owns 41% of forest in the country. There are such trees as pine, oak, birch, fir, black alder, Alnus Incana, asp. In meadows you can see sedge, carnation grass, hair grass. There are more than 50000 medical plants on swamps; here you can find 167 herbal species, 37 wood and bush species, 32 sorts of moss.
Plant world of meadows and swamps in Belarus
Meadows occupy 3.3 million hectares of Belarusian lands. The Belarusian swamps, figuratively called the "lungs of Europe", occupy an area of 0.92 million hectares. The greatest interest is caused by the Olmansk bogs, which are recognized as one of the most significant complexes of upland bogs in Europe. Since 2008 the reserve has been successfully functioning here.