May Flowers

We went to i Frignoli yesterday. It is the center for the preservation of biodiversity at the entrance to the Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino tosco-emiliano. The botanical gardens there are in the process of being populated right now.

According to the two-language brochure they give you with your €2.50 admission, the gardens exist “to preserve and show the Tusco-Emilian Appennines and the Apuan Alps’ flora.” The translation needs a little work, though:

The Frignoli Complex represents a casket of naturalistic and cultural biodiversity…

Hmmm, maybe that’s why they’re constantly replanting.

Info: Frignoli Botanical Garden

italian poppy, poppy italyAnd I must remind you that May is poppy season in northern Italy. The place is awash with the brilliant red plants that really stand out in the dense Lunigiana greenery.

If you really want to see color though, the high speed rail line that parallels the A1 autostrada to the east of Milano is elevated over a wall of yellow flowers punctuated by thousands upon thousands of red poppies—quite a site.

May Flowers originally appeared on , updated: Jan 20, 2021 © .

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