Ginestell de Tossa o Ginesta Linifòlia
The “Spanish Broom” that we have to the left in this small square are not very common, it is the Flax-leaf broom, a rare papillion in the world and that in Catalonia, it is only found 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 both for its beauty and its properties to fix nitrogen to the soil. This is done thanks to a symbiosis with bacteria and is used to recover degraded soils.