Ginestell de Tossa o Ginesta Linifòlia

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The “Spanish Brooms” that we find here are ginesta linifolia, a rare papilionàcia in the world and that is in Catalonia, but only in the massif of Ardenya-Cadiretes and in the Gavarres.

It also grows in other parts of the western Mediterranean and is adapted to the forests of cork oaks and pines where the soil is acidic and pulling in nutrients.

It has been cultivated for its beauty and its properties to fix the nitrogen to the soil. This is because of a symbiosis with some bacteria, it is used to recover degraded soils.

It is considered invasive in some countries.