Plant species

More than 250 plant species

The Hanhikivi cape hosts valuable flora due to diversity. In the coastal herb-rich forests it is possible to find, for example, Red Campion, Wood Millet-grass, Herb Paris and Wood Stitchwort. Rare species in the area include inter alia Sea Pea, Eyebright, Sedge, Adder´s Tongue and various Pondweeds, for example, Fries´ Pondweed and Large-sheath Pondweed.

Threatened and protected plant species of Hanhikivi

  • Artemisia bottnica, critically endangered, protected
  • Hippuris tetraphylla, endangered, protected
  • Primula nutans var. jokelae (primrose), vulnerable, protected
  • Botrychium multifidum (Moonwort), near threatened
  • Iris pseudacorus, protected
In the Takaranta and Lipinlahti areas it is possible to find the threatened Primula nutans var. jokelae (Primrose). Finland is the only country of the EU where that species can be found. Photo by Vuokko Moisala.

In the Takaranta and Lipinlahti areas it is possible to find the threatened Primula nutans var. jokelae (Primrose). Finland is the only country of the EU where that species can be found. Photo by Vuokko Moisala.