In 1826 a doctor from Vienna, George Dolliner, made a botanical journey to his homeland, to his hometown Radece. On the slopes of a dolomite Castle Hill just above Svibno Village George Dolliner found a yellow violet (sebenik) and recognized it as a new species. He named it kranjski sebenik after the province that Radece belonged to during those times. It is now known that kranjski sebenik can also be found at the Zasavska Sveta gora and Gorjanci.
Finding kranjski sebenik on the slopes of Castle Hill should not be too difficult at the time of blossoming – that is at the end of May and a few weeks in June. The plant dies away after that. A leafy flower grows out of the seeds the next year, but it takes another year for it to blossom.
Kranjski sebenik, which belongs to the family of crossflowers, therefore blossoms every second year and is 10 to 60 cm high; its lower leaves tend to be in a sitting position and still greenish at the time of blossoming. The petals are bright yellow, about 2 cm long and don't have a particular scent.
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