Natural History Museum, Pescasseroli

The Natural History Museum is located in Pescasseroli, by the main office of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. The museum shows various naturalistic, geological and anthropological evidences from the area of the National Park. A botanical garden …

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Flora, Campo Imperatore

Campo Imperatore Alpine Botanical Garden was founded in 1952 to protect, cultivate and study about 300 species indigenous mountainous plants. The most rare and endangered are: Vaccinium gaultherioides, Yellow Gentiana, (Gentiana lutea), Edelweiss of the Apennines (Leontopodium nivale), and Adonis …

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Cerrano Tower Botanical Garden, Pineto

The Cerrano Tower botanical garden was created in 1983 by the Province of Teramo. Located in the north side of the ancient fort, it is 5.000 mq wide. From the institution of the Tower of Cerrano Marine Protected Area in …

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Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a flowering perennial plant which lives especially in wet areas. It can grow up to 1,50 m tall. The flowers are red purple. Purple loosestrife was used in herbal medicine for its astringent powers.

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Sea daffodil

The sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) is a Mediterranean bulbous plant that flowers in July-September. In Abruzzo, it grows on the dunes of the Tower of Cerrano Marine Protected Area, on the shore of Borsacchio and in Martinsicuro and San Salvo …

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In Italy the most widespread tamarix is tamarix gallica, a tree that can reach 15 m in height, but often looks like a pioneer shrub of the back dune zone with its deep roots, green scaly small leaves and a …

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