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Etna (Sicily) - Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) | by Luigi Strano
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Etna (Sicily) - Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world and in some areas has become invasive. It is also known as Common Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, or Golden Buttons.

 

Questo tipo di crisantemo selvatico ha colonizzato diverse zone etnee.Il Tanaceto (nome scientifico Tanacetum vulgare L., 1753) è una pianta erbacea, perenne, dai fiori gialli, appartenente alla famiglia delle Asteraceae.

 

(Tanacetum vulgare ou Chrysanthemum vulgare) colonisant les cendres de l'Etna (Sicile, Italie) après l'éruption de fin 2002. Cette plante est une des premières à recoloniser les flancs de l'Etna après une éruption volcanique.

 

Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.

Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. It is the largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing about 3,326 m (10,910 ft) high, though it should be noted that this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21.6 m (71 ft) lower now than it was in 1865. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km² (460 square miles) with a basal circumference of 140 km.The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations.

 

L'Etna è un vulcano attivo che si trova sulla costa orientale della Sicilia (Italia), tra Catania e Messina. È il vulcano attivo più alto del continente europeo e uno dei maggiori al mondo. La sua altezza varia nel tempo a causa delle sue eruzioni, ma si aggira attualmente sui 3.340 m. s.l.m. Il suo diametro è di circa 45 chilometri.

Un tempo era noto anche come Mongibello.

  

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Taken on July 7, 2012