Discover Flora St Barths

Spared of rain, the West coast of Saint Barthelemy offers a rare type of vegetation which essentially consists of shrubs and cacti. The East coast, which gets more rain, is a lot greener. There are a large number of flower species which is what makes the island as colourful as it is. Among them are orchids, alpinias, wild plantains and hibiscus, which are more often found in gardens and public parks. By the sea, grape vines grow together with creeping vines and Manchineel trees, the latter being well known for their sap which can give serious burns. You will instantly recognise which trees they are as they will be signposted.

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