Flora and Plants
Finale has a rich and colorful flora, thanks to the mild climate that characterizes the territory of Liguria. Here are some of the varieties of plants that we can meet and which are characteristic of the Mediterranean coast.
- Limonio ligure (Limonium cordatum): perennial herbaceous plant with showy flowers that are pink to purple to white. This plant prefers soils of the coasts of the sea due to soil salinity.
- Elicriso (Helichrysum italicum): perennial shrub with yellow flowers in the shape of small cones. Plant which prefers rocky places.
- Convolvolo (Convolvulus sabatius): perennial and climbing herbaceous plant with pink flowers in the shape of a bell.
- Ginestra odorosa (Spartium junceum): typical of the Mediterranean, the broom is a perennial shrub with long branches and straight ending with bright yellow flowers. It grows in very sunny areas in arid and sandy soils.
- Fico d'India (Opuntia ficus indica): plant of the family Cactaceae, also widespread thanks to its adaptability and capacity for propagation.
- Alaterno (Rhamnus alaternus): evergreen shrub typical of the Mediterranean, with small fruits of red-brownish color. She loves warm and sunny areas and rocky, limestone soils, resisting well to the salt sea.
- Finocchio marino (Crithmum maritimum): perennial herbaceous plant that lives by the sea often in the rocks. It has fleshy leaves and small flowers in color between white and yellow. aromatic plant.
- Valeriana rossa (Centranthus ruber): perennial plant with unghi stems ending in flowers ranging from white to purple. The product nectar is much loved by butterflies.
- Ulivo o Olivo (Olea europaea): fruit plant has always used for food purposes and the production of olives and oil. The typical local olives are the Taggiasca and Pignola.
- Limoni (Citrus limon): fruit tree particularly widespread on the Ligurian coast thanks to favolrevole climate that allows it to bloom and bear fruit at least twice a year.
- Chinotto (Citrus myrtifolia Raf. - Sin. Citrus sinensis Pers., Citrus aurantium var. Amara L.) it is an evergreen plant of no greater than 3.4 meters, which develops an incredible wealth of white flowers and fragrant in bunch. The plant generates compact fruit, spherical and flattened at the base, the size no larger than a tangerine and bright green color that turns to orange with time.
- Oak (Quercus petraea (Mattuschka) Liebl.): in the area around Orco Feglino the woods are mainly formed by sessile oaks, a semi-deciduous oak of the first magnitude belonging to the Fagaceae family.
(Fonte: Wikipedia - Fonte Regione Liguria)