Natural heritage - plant world
The diversity and richness of the plant and animal world are well known and recognised Kvarner strong suits. With about 2,700 plant species, among which there are numerous rare and endemic species, the Kvarner flora falls among the richest flora regions in Croatia. On the Island of Krk there are about 1500 plant species registered, while the plant world on the islands of Cres and Lošinj fall a little behind. The flora of Kvarner, due to its regional division and diversity in the region, offers guests and passers-by enjoyment in rich pine forests, special aromatic effects of renowned pine-cones, scents of sage, rosemary, basil, bay leaves and myrtle, as well as delicacies prepared from chestnuts, figs, olives and forest fruits and especially numerous and edible species of mushrooms.
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