Garrigue

prefLabel
  • garrigue
definition
  • Mediterranean bush consisting of low evergreen shrubs and abundant herbaceous plants.
inScheme
broader
Abstract from DBPedia
    Garrigue or phrygana (n.pl., Greek Φρύγανα) is a type of low scrubland ecoregion and plant community in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome. It is found on limestone soils in southern France and around the Mediterranean Basin, generally near the seacoast where the moderated Mediterranean climate provides annual summer drought. It is an anthropogenic degradation and succession form of former evergreen oak forests that existed until 4500 years BC. The term has also found its way into haute cuisine, suggestive of the resinous flavours of a garrigue shrubland.

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Garrigue)