Southern France: Four Hikes above the Côte d'Azur - paulsmit
'Fragrances of Spanish Broom.'

In June Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum) is the dominant vegetation above Menton. The flowers are much larger then those of the Common Broom. The smell is bigger than life too: as if a thousand honey pots have been left open. This photo is taken in the Borrigo valley north of Sainte Agnès. Photo Paul Smit.