The wildfire near our village last September blackened a huge area of garrigue, burning many trees as well as smaller plants. I posted a slide show of photos at the time – here. As we expected, now in the following spring nature is rejuvenating itself and the ground that was covered in ash is even greener than usual at this time of year. The trees will take longer to recover, but the wild asparagus has returned, and I saw spring flowers, including borage, thistle, wild garlic and sweet pea. The lentisk shrubs were growing new leaves at ground level among the burnt branches. It all looked very hopeful.
lentisk leaves growing from the burnt base of the shrub.