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.
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.
How can I help to protect it?
- I keep to the trails
- I look but I don’t touch