fires have completely destroyed the wood, the ground is colonised by particularly
rustic herbaceous plants and bushes. Of these, broom in particular (above
all that of the charcoal burners) deserves pointing out, together with
prickly broom, with its typically prickly needle-sharp leaves. Descending
from Prato Arreto in spring is like going into a "yellow sea"
formed by the colour of the flowers of this plant and given that it is
so widespread on the arid slopes of these mountains.