Île de Porquerolles Local Customs

  • Amarillys Belladona
    Amarillys Belladona
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  • Yellow legged Herring gull
    Yellow legged Herring gull
    by JLBG
  • Yellow legged Herring gull
    Yellow legged Herring gull
    by JLBG

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    Lilly

    by JLBG Updated Feb 16, 2007

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    Amarillys Belladona

    I had forgotten that I had not completely identified this lilly found in the shade, under bushes on the island of Porquerolles in September. The photo is not very good as there was not much light. I will add the exact name as soon as possible.

    Thank you Leyle (VT TheWanderingCam) for giving me the name of that lilly. It is Amarillys Belladona, also called belladonna lily, March lily, naked lady. It is not a local plant but was introduced into cultivation in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century from South Africa. It has now escaped from gardens and settled in many places with a warm climate, such as Porquerolles. Thank you Leyle!

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    Yellow legged Herring gull

    by JLBG Written Jan 29, 2007

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    Yellow legged Herring gull
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    While we were dining a Yellow legged Herring gull (Larus cachinnans) came to visit us. Of course, he was not interested by the people but by their food and he was lucky to receive some crumbles or even more! It is a close relative to the Herring gull (Larus argentatus), found on the Mediterranean coasts while the Herring gull is found on the Atlantic and North sea coasts, in the whole Northern Europe.

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