The limestone substratum of Monte Generoso offers ideal conditions for a rich flora and is the habitat of more than 800 plant species. Some of these don’t grow anywhere else in Switzerland. Visitors cannot help but be captivated by the botanical treasures of this mountain, which is steeped in natural beauty. The flowers are larger and more luminous than those encountered in the lowlands. This phenomenon is due to the intense, energy-rich sunlight at higher altitudes.
Monte Generoso is an exciting, seemingly inexhaustible treasure trove for fans of rare plants and, of course, for anyone who loves beauty.
Note: The picking of plants is strictly prohibited by law!
Bear’s Ear Primrose, Auricula
Poet's Narcissus, Pheasant's-eye Daffodil
Autumn Crocus, Meadow Saffron
…and many orchids