Monilia meadow with sphagnum

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On the outskirt of the village of Szőce, in the valley of Szőce Creek, the monilia meadow of 127 arces is one of the most famous and significant, highly protected part of the Őrség National Park where you can also find a reasearch house for nature reserve. The most valuable part of the nature reserve is the chain of meadows spreading over the valley floor (14 acres) — the locals named it “wide water” or “wide water meadow”. Its most relevant community is the moor with sphagnum (Sphagnetum). Several sphagnum species grow here together and among others the round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) is very common on the moss pillows.