Vallée des Roses
Mediterranean or coastal zone Poterium spinosum, various Salvia and Cistus are the dominant plants of the garrigue. A prominent feature of the coastal vegetation is the presence of a large exotic flora: Casuarina, Eucalyptus , Citrus, loquat and Opuntia ficus indica are examples.
The overall vegetation is Mediterranean in the mountains with thuya, holm oak, juniper etc. the plains mostly have cork oaks, olive trees and the argan trees . In the interior region it is mostly the esparto plants and the artemisia plants that are found.
The High Atlas mountains have rich flora and fauna spread throughout the 460 miles. Flora in this ecoregion consists of Atlas cedar , evergreen holm oak , and many deciduous oaks such as the North African oak .
The Best Facts about Morocco Morocco in Arabic is Al Maghreb which means the place where the sun sets. It borders two seas. It is only 8 miles from Europe. There are no camels in Morocco only dromedaries. Berbers make up around 40% of the population . The best rapper in the country is called Muslim. Morocco is a Muslim country.
In Morocco , Rose Water is used to cleanse and tone skin, as well as for consumption as an aid in digestion and as an ingredient in cooking. Rose Water is anti-bacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory so works to address a number of health and beauty concerns.
Eucalyptus are most common in the coastal Atlantic plains of Morocco from north of Rabat to south of Casablanca, in areas with annual rainfall ranging from 200 to 500 mm; but are also cultivated inland of the Mediterranean coast from Fez to the Algerian border (and beyond to Oran) as the images displayed here prove.
It is classified as having a semi-arid climate, which means that it is cool during the winter and hot during the summer. The typical high temperatures from November to January hover in the 70s (Fahrenheit), with lows in the upper 40s.
In general the country has a tropical climate , with temperatures reaching as high as 35°C (95°F) and as low as 5°C (41°F) in the Sahara. The coast has a warm, Mediterranean climate tempered on the eastern coast by southwest trade winds whilst inland areas have a hotter, drier, continental climate .
Morocco consists of a central spine of mountains flanked by deserts and plains. The Atlas chain is really four separate ranges. In the far south, the Anti-Atlas marks the beginning of the Sahara proper and cuts off the Morocco of cities and settled agriculture from the Sahara desert.
It includes the Djebel Siroua, a massif of volcanic origin with the highest summit of the range at 3,304 m. The Jebel Bani is a much lower range running along the southern side of the Anti Atlas .
The southwestern part is called “Anti- Atlas “. The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. Most of the people living in the Atlas Mountains are part of Berber tribes in Morocco and in Algeria. The mountains are named after the ancient Greek Titan, Atlas .
One possible origin of the name Marrakesh is from the Berber (Amazigh) words amur (n) akush (ⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⴰⴽⵓⵛ), which means “Land of God”. The common English spelling is “Marrakesh”, although ” Marrakech ” (the French spelling) is also widely used.