One of the main goals of the LIFE FOR SEEDS project is the establishment of the largest seed bank of wild plants in Slovenia. Last summer we got an advanced database and mobile application for entering and storing data on collected seeds, whereas this year seed gathering really took off!

By 20 Aug seeds of 332 species were collected from three target habitat types (intermittent lakes, dry orchid meadows, matgrass meadows), that occur on 21 Natura 2000 sites across Slovenia. Thus, we already exceeded the goal of 300 species, set in project application. We collected approximately 2600 seed samples (accessions), with species of dry orchid grasslands prevailing, e.g. erect brome Bromopsis erecta, kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria, mountain clover Trifolium montanum and green-winged orchid Orchis morio.