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Title: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:05:55 PM
It's been a while since i posted a few photos of trip, i know some of you are still locked at home or travel banned.
So here's a few sun from the south of France few days ago.

Location

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The decorum

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:12:09 PM
Of course there're not only rocks  ;)

Cistus salviifolius

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and it's parasite Cytinus hypocistis

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Serapias cordigera

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Serapias olbia

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:18:27 PM
Anthericum liliago is the local weed

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Tulipa sylvestris

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Ophrys scolopax

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Ophrys splendida

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:26:56 PM
Lupinus angustifolius

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Fumaria capreolata

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Trifolium cherleri

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Gail on May 21, 2021, 09:35:56 PM
Oh lovely, thanks for the glimpse of sunshine and interesting plants Yann. I love those really sculptural trees in the first post and the Cytinus hypocistis is fascinating.
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:47:56 PM
One of the hotspot of the Maures, well known from orchids hunters

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Helichrysum stoechas
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Silene gallica

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Serapias lingua

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 09:51:31 PM
Ornithogalum divergens

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Quercus suber

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Lavendula stoechas

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Potentilla recta

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Viola arvensis

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:01:34 PM
Osyris alba

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Umbilicus rupestris

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Trifolium stellatum

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Crassula tillaea

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:05:45 PM
Vicia bithynica

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Ruta angustifolia

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Allium roseum

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:08:05 PM
Oh lovely, thanks for the glimpse of sunshine and interesting plants Yann. I love those really sculptural trees in the first post and the Cytinus hypocistis is fascinating.

28c  8)
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Maggi Young on May 21, 2021, 10:14:19 PM
Great place!
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:16:54 PM
Tuberaria guttata

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Lathyrus clymenum

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Crupina vulgaris

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Saxifraga fragosoi

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:27:26 PM
Jacobaea maritima

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Tragopogon porrifolius

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Plantago holosteum

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Aristolochia rotunda

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:31:58 PM
Gladiolus dubius

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Cistus albidus

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Anacamptis picta

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:35:38 PM
Off course companions are always around

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Asplenium onopteris

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Anacamptis champagneuxii

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:48:59 PM
Serapias vomeracea

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Anemone hortensis

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Carex spicata

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Vicia hybrida

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Loncomelos narbonense

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 10:53:41 PM
Misopates orontium

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Cerinthe major

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Avena barbata

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Serapias neglecta (may by and hybrid with cordigera)

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Centaurium maritimum

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 11:05:47 PM
Ophrys incubea

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Vicia lutea

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: ashley on May 21, 2021, 11:33:02 PM
Lovely plants and photos Yann 8)
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 21, 2021, 11:47:06 PM
I'll post more during this week end, again hundred photos to sort.
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Tristan_He on May 22, 2021, 09:14:40 AM
28c  8)

We'd be grateful for 14 this year!  :(

Lovely photos Yann, France is so beautiful. Bet that's a good place for reptiles and butterflies too.
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on May 22, 2021, 10:35:47 AM
Wat a nice and surprising report Yann !!  What a rich flora !
Thanks for taking us on this excursion.
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 11:20:08 AM
Linum bienne

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Petrorhagia prolifera

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Cephalanthera longifolia

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Another rare plant Ranunculus revellierii subsp. rodiei

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 11:33:18 AM
close up on the flower

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Gabriela on May 22, 2021, 08:28:51 PM
Great to see you traveling again Yann and the beautiful pictures!
I particularly like the image with the Serapias and the cone nearby :)
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 08:35:31 PM
Great to see you traveling again Yann and the beautiful pictures!
I particularly like the image with the Serapias and the cone nearby :)

Yes that's why i was a bit absent from internet and social networks, i said few months ago "less inside more outside".

The main problem is light in south, the best is early morning or late evening, but when travelling a week you can't choose the right time so more over exposed photos.
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Gabriela on May 22, 2021, 08:45:44 PM
Yes that's why i was a bit absent from internet and social networks, i said few months ago "less inside more outside".

The main problem is light in south, the best is early morning or late evening, but when travelling a week you can't choose the right time so more over exposed photos.


I hope that everyone spent more time outdoors during this crisis than before. At least that would be one good habit for people to keep in the future as well!
All your pictures are lovely. I don't care that much anymore about quality, they are for remembering/records after all not to be published in a  magazine :)
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 08:58:04 PM
I hope that everyone spent more time outdoors during this crisis than before. At least that would be one good habit for people to keep in the future as well!
All your pictures are lovely. I don't care that much anymore about quality, they are for remembering/records after all not to be published in a  magazine :)

Indeed the goal is to share not publish a book (i'm often asked about that idea but i'm not a good writer)
Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 09:10:11 PM
another one for you

Serapias neglecta

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Orobanche minor

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Oxalis articulata

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Logfia gallica

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Quercus coccifera

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on May 22, 2021, 09:23:36 PM
Veronica anagallis-aquatica at early growing step.

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Dorycnium pentaphyllum

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Title: Re: Plaine des Maures - Var - France
Post by: Yann on September 20, 2021, 08:50:09 PM
Just an update: Walks in the Maures are now forbidden as the fire devasted 60% of the surface.
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