In the beginning of November we concluded the first season of seed gathering for the seed bank of LIFE FOR SEEDS project. In approximately five months of fieldwork we collected 3231 seed samples (accessions), that belong to 402 different species characteristic of dry orchid meadows, matgrass meadows and intermittent lakes.

The largest number of samples was collected in July – 37,6 % of the total number.

Among the ten species with the highest number of accessions are five grasses, namely the quaking grass Briza media (n=77), the erect brome Bromopsis erecta (n=77), the cocksfoot grass Dactylis glomerata (n=68), the common velvet grass Holcus lanatus (n=52) and the purple moor grass Molinia caerulea (n=52).

The rest of the »top ten« consists of the blue sedge Carex flacca (n=72), the meadow sage Salvia pratensis (n=62), the mountain clover Trifolium montanum (n=60), the common kidneyvetch Anthyllis vulneraria (n=56) and the rough hawkbit Leontodon hispidus (n=53).

For 108 species only one accession has been collected so far.