Wild ​plants by the sea

Sardinia is an island lost in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, this is the reason because there’re so many wild plants that grow only here. Springtime is the best time. We have four seasons, rain in the winter and sunny the rest of the year.

If you want to learn more about the wild flora of the island join a tour with Ecosport Sardinia.

The 5 Best

l_4325_xl-11481-mirto-finedininglovers-tp-2.jpg1. Myrtle

The blueberries are ready to be harvested at the end of winter and everyone on the island produces their homemade liqueur that will close every meal in the summer. The recipe is simple: put the myrtle berries in alcohol, after a month press everything, boil water and sugar, or honey, and mix with the alcohol. After a month it’s ready.

a-costa-sardegna.jpg2. Juniper

They grow really slowly right from the rocks and provide shadow in the summertime. Try to sleep on a hot day in front of the sea and jump in the water when you wake up. They are evergreen with needle-like leaves. Juniper berries are a spice used in a wide variety of culinary dishes and best known for the primary flavoring in gin.

finocchioselvatico-23. Fennel

Fennel is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It likes dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks. Here it grows very high everywhere. It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, with a taste similar to anise. Here we like it with fishes, especially when cooked in the oven.

sinis-elicriso-spontaneo-2.jpg4. Elicriso

The word “Elicriso” comes from the Greek words “Helios” (sun) and from “Chrysos” (gold) because of its intense color during the period of its inflorescence. The lovely smell of Sardinia, deep and strong especially after the rain, come mainly from this plant that grows everywhere and makes flowers in the springtime.

118-cisto-marino-5-2.jpg5. Cisto

The springtime on the island is colored by the light white of this beautiful flower, then in the summertime, it became very dry and brown, then in the fall green again. The Cisto plant has aromatic leaves and a highly aromatic resin, used as incense since ancient times, is a valuable ingredient of different perfumes.