Korea National Parks

Flagship Species

  • Eranthis byunsanensis   
  • - English Name : Korean Eranthis
  • - Habitat :

    Byeonsanbando, Jirisan Mountain, Hallasan Mountain, Seoraksan Mountain, and other parts of Korea.

  • - Shape Characteristics :

    This perennial has only one flower at the tip of each stem. The flower is white or light pink in color.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    This plant was first reported in Korea in 1993. It was named Byeonsan Baram Kkot (Byeonsan Wind Flower) in Korean because it was first found in Byeonsanbando.

  • Iksookimia pumila   
  • - English Name : Buan Spine Loach
  • - Habitat : This loach only lives in Baekcheon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do.
  • - Shape Characteristics :

    It looks like a loach, but it has 5~10 stripes on the lower part of each side, and a thick stripe on the back.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    It lives in cold clear water with lots of sand, pebbles, and rocks.

  • - Feed : Aquatic insects and algae on rocks or at the bottom of the water.
  • - Special Characteristics :

    It was first discovered in 1982 and named ‘Buan Jonggae’ in Korean in 1987. Their number reduced greatly after Buan Dam was built in September 1995.