Plants

Both Romania and Moldova are home to 6600 plant species. Typical alpine flora species include yellow poppy, Transylvanian columbine, saxifrage and, in the southern Carpathians, the protected edelweiss.

The Carpathian Mountains are among the least-spoilt mountains in Europe, with alpine pastures above and thick beech, fir, spruce and oak forests below. About 1350 floral species have been recorded there. Typical alpine species include yellow poppy, Transylvanian columbine, saxifrage and, in the southern Carpathians, the protected edelweiss.

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