07-08-2013

The Klorane Institute is giving the general public the opportunity to (re)discover the forgotten flora found in harvests

The Klorane Institute’s new brochure gives the general public the opportunity to discover the forgotten flora that is particular to harvests, with a focus on 12 emblematic plants.

The harvest plants (Adonis, Cornflower, Camomile, Poppy, etc.), symbols of fruitful farming, have unfortunately become rare in our countrysides, and yet they contribute to maintaining the plant biodiversity and ecological balance of farmland. In France, 102 harvest plants (including 7 which are considered as having disappeared) appear on a national list drawn up by experts and botanical conservatories.

For over 15 years, national action plans (PNAs) have been implemented, offering in particular to set up harvest plant conservation networks in partnership with farmers, as part of new agricultural practices, enhancing the vital role of a type of flora that attracts pollinating insects. The Klorane Institute is happy to be associated with the promotion of these actions and to highlight 12 emblematic harvest plants in a new brochure titled "Les plantes des moissons, au bénéfice de la nature et de l’homme" (Harvest Plants - Good for Nature and Good for Man).

 This new brochure is available in pharmacies or at www.institut-klorane.org.