As a result of its mildly undulated microrelief, Kopački Rit is characterized by
intertwining, mosaic-forming habitats. Depending on water depth and the duration of
flooding, different plant communities appear in the landscape. For example, the
largest area of the floodplains is covered in white willow forests, whereas
communities of white willow and black poplar appear on somewhat higher ground.
The terrain that is the most elevated is covered in pedunculate oak forests.
Water surfaces are covered in communities of common duckweed, pondweed,
watermilfoil, water-lily and yellow floating heart. The most common sight in the
occasionally flooded areas are reed beds and communities of tall sedges, which
create the iconic vistas of the marshland.
According to research conducted so far, the Park’s flora includes more than 500 plant