๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ด. (by Alfonso La Rosa)

๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ด. is a very rare endemic species of south-western Sicily. This precious endemism has populations located along the coastal stretches of the province of Trapani, circumscribed and fragmented between Selinunte and Marsala. Its distribution area is extremely small and associated with those few strips of Mediterranean maquis that populate the calcarenite plateau, once physiognomically represented by the now rarefied Thorny oak (Quercus calliprinos/coccifera). Galium litoraleย is found spontaneously only sporadically, as it colonizes singular aspects of Mediterranean maquis, mainly represented by the dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis), with a peculiar northern exposure and with evident and particular shade. ย 

Therefore, the dwarf palm plays not only a vital protective action, but also an important ecological role for the life of this rare species. Unfortunately, these coastal stretches today bear witness to a strong environmental degradation that the twisted human mind has caused through fires, modifications and alterations of the habitat.

๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ for SEEDFORCE is a worthy representative of Sicily and – like all endangered or seriously endangered species – deserves the help of all of us to allow its survival. I am proud to be part of this protection program because our environment is strongly protected in a clear and clear way through the safeguarding of its biodiversity, pursuing those values that I have always supported. With great joy I show you the first flowering stages of the ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ Guss. photographed in the area of Triscina di Selinunte (TP) on 11 April 2023.