|The Canary Islands are an ecological treasure, especially for their flora. The famous Canarian pine three needles (used to build the magnificent carved balconies) is an endemic species very resistant to fire. It also counts a large amount of euphorbia and succulents such as thistle, euphorbia candelabrum (whose original inhabitants were diluting the milk into the sea to sleep and kill fish), agaves, prickly pears (for extraction of cochineal) and the dragon (the sap was used by the Guanches to compose and ointments to mummify).|
The heights of the Teide, Tenerife, are the habitat of a violet species that grows to over 2000 m altitude. She has other unique companions in their way, such as broom and red or viper tajinaste of Wildpret. The briar wood (laurisilva) surrounding the National Park of Teide is composed of species such as laurel, linden, tree ferns and yew. This forest type PRIMIT i ve also extends to the islands of La Gomera and La Palma.
Among the edible plants, mention the date palm, chestnut, dwarf banana, red, tropical fruits (papaya, mango) and vines.