DEAD wood is an important feature in these natural forests and offers plenty of living space for all kind of species. The treeline is between an altitude of 1,800 and 1,900 m, where the realm of subalpine bushes begins, featuring the Dwarf Pine, Green Alder, Carpathian Rhododendron, Juniper and Bilberry.
THIS habitat divides the forests and alpine grasslands and has an important role in protecting the soils from erosion. It also shelters many birds of the alpine and subalpine zone.
THE rich flora of the Leaota Mountains and its adjacent mountains contains a number of protected, rare and endemic species such as Edelweiss, Great Yellow Gentian, Oxeye Daisy, Snowdrop, Ladys-slipper Orchid, Martagon Lily, Globeflower, Mountain Arnica and Fen Orchid just to name a few. Out of over 1,000 vascular plant species, 200 are included in the Romanian Red List.