Along the roadside and between the crevices of the limestone pavement flowers burst into bloom, especially in the month of May and June.
Among the many varied and beautiful flowers which have come to symbolise the Burren are: Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala) Spring Gentian (Gentiana vernal), Burnet Rose (Rosa spinosissima), Hoary Rockrose (Helianthemum canum) Milkwort (Polagala vulgarise), Bloody Crane’sbill (geranium sanguineum) and over twenty species of orchids.
There are many others as described by Irish poet Michael Longley:
The flora of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren are an inspiration to artists, botanists, and jewellery designers.
If you can’t get to the co or if you just like beautiful flowers, take a look at our flower collection at www.deblaca.ie