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Silver ragwort

© C. Bellanger - Parc national des Calanques


With its silvery grey foliage and its yellow golden flowers, the silver ragwort does not go unnoticed! To resist very dry conditions, its leaves are felt-like, thereby limiting evaporation of its water reserves. It has the particularity of growing on wind-exposed saline soil. It is found on the coast and on the top of the limestone cliff tops.

Scientific names

Jacobaea maritima

Where and when can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Coastal sea-lavender(limonium)covered rocks, coastal garrigue scrubland
  • Flowering season: June to July

Did you know?

The silver ragwort is a halophilic plant, i.e. it tolerates the presence of salt in its environment. It is frequently found by the sea.

Conservation stake


How can I help to protect it?

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