This year spring is advancing fast in the Monfragüe National Park… although we can still enjoy the spectacular flowering of the lavender and gorse of the Mediterranean scrubland.
One of the most special moments in the pasture is the flowering of the lavender trees, which dye the fields a beautiful violet color.
Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is an aromatic plant that grows wild in the pasture. Its characteristic flowers, grouped in compact spikes and adorned with small bracts of intense violet color, make the flowering an impressive visual spectacle.
In addition to their aesthetic value, the canuesos play an important role in pollination, attracting a variety of insects and bees that contribute to the reproduction of other plants in the dehesa.
The gorse dazzle with their golden blooms, filling the pasture with a unique glow that contrasts with the purple.
The flowering in the dehesa is not only a gift for our senses, but also a reminder of the importance of preserving this unique ecosystem. The conservation of the dehesa is fundamental to maintain the ecological balance and guarantee the survival of many plant and animal species in this habitat.