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Ibiza Vegetation

Ibiza vegetation

ES VEDRA -always special moment9 February will bring full moon and in Santa Inés people will make a night tour along the blooming Almond OrchardsALMOND BLOSSOM

Approximately 5 million years ago, the Pitiusas were finally separated from the mainland and Ibiza began to develop its own unique vegetation and wildlife. The island was submitted to an era of constant shifts between extremely dry and wet climates. The sedimentation proces eroded mountains, hills, formed rivers and extensive inland lakes. The valleys were filled with earth and nutritive sediments, and it all contributed to the wonderful sceneries that can be admired when visiting Ibiza nowadays.

Ibiza vegetation encloses only one little river with a longtitide of 11 km, named Riu de Santa Eulària and unfortunately it falls dry most of the year.

The landscape along the coastline offers a unique Ibiza vegetation, mostly formed by local species, mostly smaller varieties, very resistant to the extreme conditions of the coastal climate. Species such as the Sea Violet and its numerous local variations like the Sea Fennel grow here, Among the larger size vegetation we find Alepo Pines and the Juniperus phoenicea and numerous bushes such as Pistacea lentiscus, rosemary = romaní, Rosmarinus oficinalis. and Rock Roses.

Ibiza vegetation was also enriched by the wave of immigration, not only by seeds blown in by the wind from the whole Mediterranean, but also the various cultivated plants which today form the landscape.

The north side of Ibiza, has plenty of  vegetation and also still offers peace and quiet. The beaches have calm, cristal clear waters. with a coast that tends to be higher in altitude than the rest of the island, This part of the island offers many great sightseeing areas and natural walks through the unique mediteranean Ibiza's vegetation.

The vegetation in the south, of Las Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera area (with the saltworks), which is conditioned by the salinity of the ground, are very important ecosystems and behold 11 species of endemic plants, 7 species classified as rare and 8 considered as vulnerable.
The municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia, lies in the south of Ibiza, and is named after the mountain Sa Talaia (475 m) located in its center, which is the highest peak of the island.

Due to Ibiza's progressive Law on Natural Spaces 40 % of the island is considered protected area because of its unique vegetation such as enormous pine forests, almond tree plantations, carob-, orange- and palm trees, plants and bushes such as asparagus, thyme, heather and rosemary dominate the scenery with their colour and wonderfull aroma Ibiza's vegetation beholds 20 unique and colourful varieties of orchids and both islands ibiza and Formentera are sole habitats for a unique variety of hyacinth, the Scilla numidica, Silene cambessedesii and a very special medicinal plant Thapsia gymnesica.

One of the largest and oldest huge colonies of Marine plants - seagrass - in the world is discovered around the south of Ibiza is named Posidonia oceanica, and is considered endemic in the Mediterranean.
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IBIZA WINTER - Winter in Ibiza

Ibiza is an amazingly different island in the winter period, when the island is tranquil and green, filled with flowers.


- Every February by FULL MOON -

In February the Almond Trees blossom and their  sweet scent fills the air on the entire island of Ibiza.
With full moon in February, people join in a night walk to enjoy the beauty of the Almond Blossom.



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