At the summit, exposed to extreme climatic conditions, a wide variety of alpine plants nonetheless survive, some very rare, even endemic, and even some seen in arctic regions, such as Saxifrages and Alpine poppy
The treeline changes at different altitudes changing from examples like Holm oak and evergreen shrubs on the lower sectors, to white oaks, cedars, pines and juniper the further upwe climb. It is also home to various orchid species and endagered Amaryllis species below.
La Nivéole de Fabre
Once considered the same species as the Nivéole de Nice until exhaustive scientific research seperated the two species due to subtle different morphologies.This rather special six petalled little white flower is nowadays considered endemic (only found) on Mont Ventoux and a few other mountains in the Vaucluse.