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Maritimes Alps mid August
« on: December 02, 2022, 08:46:35 PM »
Gourdon is a well known village, part of the "vallée du Loup". The entire region is well known by the botanists and even in late summer it's possible to find amazing plants.

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2022, 05:30:28 PM »
Gourdon is also a coastal fishing village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland,  not particulary known by botanists!!
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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2022, 08:10:20 PM »
Gourdon is also a coastal fishing village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland,  not particulary known by botanists!!
Gourdon is a common name, it exists in Italia too, south west of Portugal, Ardèche, etc. It means someone who is slow, apathetic.

Colchicum neapolitanum, litterature also name it longifolium but it's very different in shape, leaves and flower's size. Endemic to the prealps between france and italia.

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Iris graminea seeds pods, this species grow in very wet rocky areas.



Paeonia officinalis subsp huthii, another nice stage of this genius.

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Prospero autumnale started very early this year despite 24-26°C nights in the mountains.



Near Col de Vence most populations have thick stems



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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2022, 10:08:28 PM »
Rhaponticum coniferum



Ononis minutissima growing in the driest zones

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Setaria verticillata



Centaurea scabiosa



Asperula cynanchica

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2022, 07:54:45 PM »
the scarce Allium coloratum

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Asparagus acutifolius



Petrorhagia saxifraga



Stachys recta

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2022, 08:01:50 PM »
Verbascum sinuatum

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Eryngium campestre among Thymus vulgaris, i let you image the scent at each step crossing the garrigue.



Raphanus raphanistrum seeds pods

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2022, 10:51:08 PM »
On the African savana Calern plateau the weather can quikly change, within 5mn i was under strikes and you can escape wherever you walk. This area is the kingdom of Astronomy and the hunting ground for thunderstorm enthusiasts, some coming from far away to attend the festival.

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Cephalaria leucantha cover the plateau among the lapiaz

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Fritillaria montana seeds pods

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2022, 11:07:59 PM »
In the "shaded" zones grows the beautiful Epilobium dodonaei

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Clouds you said?

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Carlina acanthifolia

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Allium lusitanicum, the very last population in bloom.

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Re: Maritimes Alps mid August
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2022, 08:13:01 PM »
Seseli annuum a very nice Apiaecea



Ononis cristata

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Natural rockery such nature can achieve

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Dianthus godronianus a very late species with an exquisite smell

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