Curry plant/Helichrysum italicum
Description of the species:
Aromatic semi-shrub, 20-60 cm in height, woody and branching at the bottom. The branches spread out, flattened or upright, and while they are young, are covered with hair. The leaves are sitting, lineal, more or less felt-like (often completely bare), 1-3 cm long and bent at the edges, while the wrapping leaves are light-yellow. The cylindrical, golden-yellow flower heads are 2-4 mm in diameter and somewhat elongated. Several flower heads are gathered on the tips of the branches in a composite shield-like blossom, up to 8 cm in diameter. Flowers between April and July. Grows in dry places, rocks and sands near the sea.
The species is protected in accordance with the Ordinance on designating protected and strictly protected wild species (Official Gazette 7/06 and 99/09).
Illegal picking can be reported on the following phone numbers:
Inspectorate for the Protection of Nature
Istria and Kvarner - HQ in Rijeka, mr. sc. Ivanka Jelenić, senior inspector, tel: +385 (0)51 311302; mob: +385 (0)98 406313
Zadar region- HQ in Zadar, Damir Mitrović, senior inspector,
tel: +385 (0)23 211129; mob: +385 (0)98 406979
Šibenik and Split regions - HQ in Šibenik, Davor Cukrov, senior inspector
tel: +385 (0)22 215800; mob: +385 (0)98 406982
Dubrovnik region - HQ in Dubrovnik
Vesna Daničić, inspector
tel: +385 (0)20 323191; mob: +385 (0)98 407121
Source: www.dzzp.hr State Office for the Protection of Nature, Mrs Katja Jelić