like last spring I visited the beautiful island of corsica this year (although a bit later, it was already May-June) and took some shots of different sights and habitats.
Unfortunetely many had already flowered earlier this time so didn´t find as many beautiful flowering plants as last time. Only in the highland areas they were in full flower.
This time I had to use a bader camera, too so don´t expect great and sharp pictures :cry:
Here you go :
On my way to the first habitat, a smaller cascade in western corsica, on an altitude of around 1400m. Some rough views on the scenery:
Near the cascades:
And finally the plants:
The flowers were mainly lilac and just few ones really pale in this sight.
Possibly because they grew mainly in light shade which also made them form extremely long and large leaves in one of the 2 locations on this cascade.
Not surprisingly they grew all in 2 huge colonies like the ones from last year did in only 1! The whole area around was empty although it didn´t seem to offer different conditions. P.corsica seems to settle areas nearly only through gemmae and not through seeds because it´s hard for them to germinate on the right places through all the grasses.
Also interesting is that the plants on the cascades mainly grew often living (!) grasses or sedges (I don´t know for sure) ,their roots and a bit humus coming from death grasses.
1. Colony (light shade):
2.Colony (above Nr.1 and offering a bit more sun):