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Torre de l’Espanyol postfire

March 16th, 2020 No comments

On June 26, 2019 a wildfire started in Torre de l’Espanyol (Ribera de l’Ebre, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain) and burned ca. 5000 ha. I recently visited the area (8.5 months postfire); the regeneration was still relatively low, as the winter has been quite dry, but many species were resprouting and some seedlings were starting to emerge. Here are some of the plants that were flowering: Platycapnos (Fumaria) cf. spicata, Muscari neglectum ssp. atlanticum, Fritillaria lusitanica (=F. boissieri, F. pyrenaica ssp. hispanica), Ophrys lupercalis (O. bilunulata was also flowering but not pictured below).

 

More on postfire flowering: jgpausas.blogs.uv.es/2018/11/22/