Șuvara Sașilor is a protected area of national interest corresponding to IUCNț’s fourth category (natural botanical reserve), located in southern Transylvania, in Sibiu County.
The natural reserve is located in Sibiu County’s southern extremity, on the western territory belonging to the town of Tălmaciu (on the banks of Sadu river), near county road DJ105G that connects the town of Tălmaciu with the village of Sadu.
The natural reserve was declared a protected area by Law No. 5 of March 6th 2000, published in the Official Gazette, 152 of April 12th 2000, on the approval of the National Landscaping Plan – Section III – protected areas and it has a surface of 20 ha. It is included in the “Frumoasa” site of community importance and was designated a natural reserve in order to protect and conserve certain species of spontaneous flora from the Cindrel area.
The Natural Reserve (a land that used to belong to the Saxons in the area) protects species such as silver birch (Betula pendula), alder (Alunus glutinosa) or grey willow and meadows harboring rare flora, some of which are protected at a European level by Directive 92/43 / EC (Annex IA) of 21 May 1992 – on the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora). Thus, we can see: purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea), daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), gladioli (Gladiolus imbricatus), iris (Iris sybirica), “brânduşe” (Crocus banaticus), gentian (Gentiana pneumonaunthe), pig’s dill (Peucedanum rochelianum), as well as several species of orchids (Orchis incarnata, Orchis laxiflora, Orchis transillvanica).
Article source: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Şuvara_Saşilor
Localisation: Corneliu Coposu street, no. 11, Tălmaciu city, Sibiu county.