The list of protected and forbidden plants for picking by order
Le authorization scheme
The authorization scheme, otherwise known as regulation "picking", which includes mushrooms, lily of the valley and many species regularly harvested for various uses.
Collection of non-cultivated plants and mushrooms is allowed, constitutes a tolerance and not a right. This tolerance is, however, widely applied to unclosed plots and since there is no specific regulation (eg natural reserve, biotope protection order, etc.), nor any particular display prohibiting harvesting directly or indirectly. Even if on the properties of the public domain, the products of the ground belong only to their owner.
Le protection regime
The strict protection regime for "Protected species (listed on the" wheel list ") prohibits certain activities and a Ministerial Order, which defines the list of protected species for the whole of France, distinguishes two lists of species:
1 ° Annex I identifies a list of strictly protected species,
2 ° Annex II concerns species of which certain activities are prohibited, others being subject to authorization.
A specific decree concerns marine species and there are decrees supplementing the national list for each administrative region, particularly the overseas communities where the environmental code applies only partially. The orders define prohibited activities (cutting, destruction, picking, grubbing up, sale, purchase ...) as far as non-cultivated specimens are concerned. The production and sale of cultivated specimens of the species listed in Annex II is also subject to authorization.
The texts of law:
Prefectural decrees in Corsica
Note that in article 2 of the Corsican prefectural decree, it is indicated that "Due to the existence of customs or local tolerances, the family gathering of the plant species mentioned in Article 1er is authorized in the limit of 1 liter per person per day, subject to respect for private property and regulations for the protection of natural areas "
The status of gatherer of wild plants: