Mediterranean Cane, Arundo donax
Naturalized in the territory. It can be found in low lying areas, following the ravine downwards.
Perennial plant which can reach 3 or 4 metres high. It dries up in winter and produces new stems each year.
Dried stems of previous year are generally used to train plants grown in vegetable gardens, especially tomato plants. There is also evidence of its use in basketmaking and in certain handcrafts.
Crack Willow, Salix fragilis
Close to water springs of medium and high lying parts of the Port Mountains.
Multi-branch tree with rather long and thin branches (twigs) and with a shiny and smooth surface.
Twigs are essential in basket making, provide raw material for making baskets and other agricultural tools. The bark of these plants is rich in salicin, the precursory substance of the aspirin.
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