A tender white spring carpet covers the Narcissus Valley. This is the only area in Europe where the Narcissus angustifolius grows in such abundance. Thanks to its splendid flowering, the Valley has become famous all over Ukraine. Thousands of visitors come to admire the beauty in spring – the flowering occurs on May 1-15.
The Narcissus Valley is located in the floodplain of the Khustets River, the right tributary of the Tysa River.
There are 500 plant species here, 18 of which are listed in the Red Book. They include the spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) and Crocus heuffelianus. As with most early-spring species, the flowering period of spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) is rather short, but during this period, the Valley looks magnificent.
This is the only area in Europe where the Narcissus angustifolius grows in such abundance.
The emergence of the Narcissus Valley is connected with an ice age. The scientists believe that during ice age some geological cataclysms had occurred which resulted in the fact that a huge amount of land together with unique plants slipped from the mountains. Consequently, a lot of water flowed down the mountains which increased the flowering and the spread of flowers.
The scientists record a decrease of flower area. We make sure that travelers do not pick flowers and trample them. So we ask you to help us preserve this beauty.