Diversity of plants: A walk through the Botanical garden

It became again silent. As the Botanical garden after a Corona break its gates at 11. May was open, stormed the Frankfurt, the quiet oasis in the West end. "We

Diversity of plants: A walk through the Botanical garden

It became again silent. As the Botanical garden after a Corona break its gates at 11. May was open, stormed the Frankfurt, the quiet oasis in the West end. "We had significantly more visitors than ever before," recalls Andrew king, Deputy Technical Director of the garden. "Now, propelling the visitors to a high level." In the morning at 9 o'clock in the world between siesmayer street and Miquel belongs to Allee for the Blue-winged wasteland of terror, and the silent birds; they are in the moult. A new plaque at the entrance gives an Overview of the geobotanical systems: the East Asian and the alpine, the Mediterranean Calcareous grasslands, the shady beech forest and the sand dune, behind which the Heather is in bloom and the Loosestrife at the marsh.

Claudia Schülke

Freelance writer in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

About 4000 species of plants of the Botanical garden is home to nearly seven acres. "We want to give an Overview of the biodiversity," says king. To him the "preservation of cultures" particularly on the heart. For collect and multiply 20 gardener endangered plants such as the wild white water Lily from the kuehkopf, which was located on the pond renovation two years ago. The KfW Foundation has supported for five years, the conservation of 15 species. The marsh sow-Thistle was brought from lake Chiemsee. A blue bell tree, however, has settled The Asian immigrants continues to grow since 2012 from the rotting remains of a yolk pasture up. Two kingfishers come regularly to hunt in the pond, since the Moderlieschen in the water frolicking. Only the incubator, the birds do not accept, unfortunately.


king leads past the dawn Redwood tree from China, with a circumference of 5.40 meters at breast height of the German record, past the cottage garden, then the verblühenden the roses, all the way to the Canary Islands and Africa beds to the broad-leaved monkey-puzzle tree, the bottle tree of Australia, and the Laurel-leaved poplar from Russia. "Biodiversity is also the diversity of varieties," says king, pointing to the vineyards that owe their huge gene pool of a two-thousand-year cultural history. In addition, an inconspicuous plant pile: the local wild vine. "There are a hundred more plants in Germany," said the king regretfully.

For insects will be provided

The Botanical garden also promotes insect diversity, and the KfW Stiftung is helping him. On six test tables in a potential planting of flat roofs is imitated, among other things, with drought-resistant Sedumarten and sticking strawberries. Behind the peat-moss and marsh gentian from a Bog to grow, and already lost Heath vetch sprouts from Heath earth. Behind the blackberries, a new waiting open-air"classroom" to the students of the "Green school" of the palm-tree garden, the Botanical since 2012. The curriculum pollinator ecology is "". The tame peoples of the apiary and the wild loner in the insect wall will serve the living experience, if you visit the plants in the "medicinal garden". The hormone-absorbing monk's pepper is popular, besides for the Skin, and it blooms just sky blue.

it Continues to the extensive geobotanical biotopes. The otherwise species-rich dry meadow has to offer after the cut, only a few flakes flowers. A Wild grape vine climbs behind the wet meadow to a tree up. "This is number 81," explains king. Because of the dioecious male vine is part of the conservation program. So that you can reproduce, has brought to the Botanical garden of two female vines from Karlsruhe. In the Background a gigantic Angelica root greets. Go for it. That's where the Moor begins, and the king is hydrophilic. Here, devil's bloom and the moor ate, which is in the state of Hesse as extinct. Butterflies love the blue flowers. However, the Angelica root and the Wild card, tower above all – to the delight of the Thistle finches.

next Door, the Golden fescue tends to be under the pines. Sea Kale and mountain fennel grow dune in the well-kept sand, silver, flocked, belongs again to the preservation of culture. Close to a hop plant on a alder lurches up and overwhelmed them apparently. Will break the tree? Under the almost 30-Meter-high giant Sequoia tree, the paths diverge. "A Baby," says king about the tree. Because it was only planted in 1949, probably by an American General, and his counterparts in California, may be 3200 years old.

Date Of Update: 17 August 2020, 04:19

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