Thanks to geographic position and the large number of different habitat types, the plant life around the Krka River is exceptionally diverse and picturesque, with 1022 species recoreded to date.
The course of the Krka River lies in the transition zone between the evergreen Mediterranean and deciduous sub-Mediterranean vegetation belts. The natural forest vegetation has been significantly altered due by anthropogenic activities. Nonetheless, the plant life around the Krka River is exceptionally diverse, with 1022 species recorded, thus attracting both scientists and visitors.
Geographic position and the large number of different habitat types (travertine barriers, aquatic habitats with flowing and standing waters, cliffs, rocky terrain, anthropogenic habitats), the plant life around the Krka River is exceptionally diverse and picturesque, with 1022 species recorded to date.
The Krka River basin is dominated by white hornbeam forests and thickets, macchia, garrigues, grasslands, rocky pastures, weedy and ruderal communities, and planted conifer stands. Even today, primary vegetation types can be seen along the Krka and Čikola Rivers, such as the flora of the aquatic and wetland habitats, and the canyon vegetation. The most abundant species are the Mediterranean and southern European plants, though there are also many central European, European, and Eurasian floral elements, in addition to American, subtropical and tropical species.