Ex-situ protection

The Ex-situ population was established on two serpentine rock built in garden exposure of the Visitor Centre “EVL Želivka Vodní dům (Water house)”, which is located in the vicinity of the dam. Plants thus  grows in the same climatic conditions as the natural populations.

The ex-situ population was established on the basis of analysis of genetic diversity and evaluation of fitness of interpopulation hybrids. 

The photos from reseach are here.

In 2017, more then 2000 seeds were sown and 400 juvenile plants were transplanted to the rocks. Since the seeds did not germinate and transplanted plants had high mortality, additional 1079 individuals from DK2 population, 138 individuals from DK5 population and 72 individuals from DK4 population was transplanted to the rock.

Photos from ex-situ population are here