AN ENDANGERED plant species has been discovered thriving in two new areas of La Brena y Marismas Natural Park in Barbate, on the Costa de la Luz.

With elegant pink and white flowers, Odontites Foliosus is normally found in clearings in pine and oak woods, or in the undergrowth.

This hemiparasitic plant is classified as vulnerable in the Junta’s catalogue of endangered species.

But now, an environmental group has discovered the largest patch of the plant so far, with more than 2,000 growing across a 20 hectare zone.

These two new areas bring the total up to seven in Cadiz province, although four – located near Cadiz city – have only a few plants.

 

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