Azorina Vidalii

Azorina Vidalii is a paleoendemism of the Azores and the unique species of its group. It can only be found in the 9 islands of the Azores.

This small shrub, that today only exists in the coastal areas of our islands, is a very old species, several million years old. This small flower, one of the symbols of the Azores, is older than the formation of the islands themselves. But after being extinguished from the rest of the planet, it was here that it found its ultimate home.

Flowering occurs between the end of July and the end of August and the following photographs were taken recently in the area of ​​Castelo Branco hill on Faial island.