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Shrubby globularia


Shrubby globularia gives colour to the garrigue scrubland during the winter months. Its magnificent flowers look like blue and purple pompoms. Its brown stems with small oblong leaves form bushes that can measure up to 80cm in height. Resistant to the harshest environments, it flourishes in rocky terrain.

Scientific name

Globularia alypum

Where and when can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Coastal garrigue scrubland
  • Flowering season: October to June

Did you know?

Its dervies its name from the latin globulus, small ball, and Greek alypon, that which relieves pain. This plant was indeed used in the past in folk medicine.

Conservation stake


How can I help to protect it?

  • I keep to the trails
  • I look but I don’t touch