is a region rich with greenery and very appropriate for walking
and excursions through the woods and fields.
The more attentive walker can linger along the wooded or mountainous
pathways or in a county lane observing the vegetation which covers
the land, taking note of the innumerable variety of plants which make
up the local flora season after season.
These plants, which have been present on this earth for millions of years,
are part of the Apennine, sub Apennine and Mediterranean flora;
Toscana in fact, is the meeting place between the Nordic flora
typical of the cold regions, with the flora typical of the warm
temperate climate of the Mediterranean.
At one time man was used to living with nature and taking from
her, and only from her, all that which he had need of, thus, century after
century he learnt to recognise and choose herbs and flowers because
of their properties both alimentary and medical.
Unfortunately with industrialisation and chemical progress the
precious habit of considering the usefulness of plants' effects has been
This section of Terraditoscana shows a list of herbs and flowers
common in all Toscana, combined with a brief description of their