Plants on the dune heath
The dune heaths are home to creeping willow, heather, bell heather and marsh gentian, as well as crowberry, cranberry and bog bilberry. All of the three Danish species of the insectivorous sundew are also found here. Species like the spotted orchid are found in moist hollows, and when in bloom the orchid can colour the dune heath pink. You can experience this on a day in June by the lake directly west of Kystvejen by the 29 km sign. Enjoy the view, but remember that orchids are protected - they are not for picking. Towards the sea, on the outskirts of the dunes, is the rare and protected Scottish licorice-root.
Large parts of Vangså Heath were protected in 1995. This was to preserve and protect the scenic and natural-history values, and to enable nature management. The greatest threat to this dryland area is overgrowth by trees and bushes, for instance mountain pine. For this reason, clear-cutting, burning and grazing are regularly carried out.