Here on the slope already grows a typical species of the canyon forest -the pointed-leaved silverleaf, also called moon violet. In May to June, its bright purple, aromatically fragrant flowers cover entire slopes. Take a sniff! The fruits can be seen from late summer. They have a translucent silvery septum and rustle softly in the wind. To the garden enthusiast, moon violet may remind you of a close relative - round-leaved silverleaf, which is also used in dry bouquets.
One can also often observe a guest on the moon violet: the moon violet glossy beetle. It is about 3 mm in size, metallic green in color, and lives exclusively on and off the moon violet.
Memorize the moon violet well - you will encounter it again and again on the hike!