Via facebook, I got the hint of a place where small pasque flowers grow. So, I drive via Dreistetten and Piesting heading for Hernstein, but branch off before to the small village of Aigen.
Here I admire a wonderful view of Schneeberg.
Near the disused quarry of Lindabrunn an old pasture now used as a symposium or exhibition area for sone sculptures built from the material of the quarry. The area still is a sheep pasture in summer, so a special short vegetation has developed, also comprising some rare plants not growing in manured grassland (which in fact is sort of "grass plantation").
... some of them built from edaphic rocks.
Sort of "amphitheatre"
You get a nice view to the plain from here. The Leitha mountains on the horizon.
Pasque Flowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris) ...
... and their smaller and darker variants called Small Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla pratensis), which I hoped to find here - they donīt grow near Winzendorf.
Near the quarry, Coltsfoot(Tussilago farfara).
Lucy waits patiently ...
... till Iīm ready.
Coltsfoot in the grass...
Pasque flowers ...
... here with a visitor waiting for some food.
I have a short stroll into the quarry. On a rock some small crystals, calcite I suppose
Viola (Viola sp.)
Tree in flower
In the bushes on the opposite side of the road, masses of Liver worts (Hepatica nobilis)