|View from the ruins of Peyrepertuse to the ruins of Queribus|
|Monséret, France (in red, lower right area)|
|La Miellerie de Clauses|
Maquis isn't a flower source but a biome (geographically contiguous area with similar climatic conditions, also referred to as an "ecosystem") in the Mediterranean region. It generally is made up of densely growing shrubs including holm oak, sage, juniper, buckthorn, spurge olive and myrtle (among others) and is found throughout the Mediterranean Basin. The name comes from the plural of the Italian "macchia" which means "thicket." Maquis, given its height and density, provides ideal cover for bandits and guerrillas, and its name has been used to refer to a few guerrilla movements, notably the Maquis in World War II, a band of the French Resistance, and the Spanish Maquis, a guerrilla group that fought against the Franco regime in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Interestingly, it has also been used as the name of the fictitious anti-Cardassian resistance movement in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Members of the Maquis were known as "maquisards" and the Italian for "becoming a fugitive" is "darsi alla macchia."
|Maquis near Monséret, France|
|Maquis honey, Meillerie de Clauses, Monséret, France|