Annual Mediterranean plant with small yellow flowers. Its very short petals distinguish it from
asteriscus maritimus. Widespread in garrigues, arid and coastal areas. In bloom from May to August.
Sea Daisy or Sea Aster, Mediterranean Beach Daisy, Gold Coin.
Longer petals than the maritimus Tough leathery silvery-green foliage.
Exceptionally long flowering period. Drought tolerant. Widespread in coastal and arid areas.
Flowers remain open at night.
Fel i vinagre, Flor d'Avellana, Vinagrella. (Cat.)
Cape Sorrel, Bermuda Buttercup.
Lemon yellow flower and clover-like leaf.
Not known to reproduce by seed in Europe fortunately,
as prolific producer of a string of tiny egg-like bulbs
that reproduce rapidly the following season.
Almost impossible to eradicate in the garden.
Has a pleasant sour taste due to the presence of oxalic acid.
Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica |
Member of the buttercup family. Fragrant, evergreen climber with small, glossy, fern-like foliage with dark-green leaves, and small cup-shaped cream flowers, with brownish-orange speckles inside. Silky feathery seedpods.
Flowering late winter early spring. Widespread in hedgerows and scrub.
Lonicera periclymenum |
Honeysuckle, European honeysuckle, Woodbine.
Vigourous woody climber. Fragrant, particularly at night and after rain. Pollinated by both moths and bees. Develops red berries. Widespread in hedgerows and shady places throughout Mallroca.
Carxofera de prat. Cascall banyut. Cascall marí.(Cat.)
Yellow Horned Poppy. Sea Poppy
Silky yellow flower head on bluish-grey foliage lasting one day only. Seedpod exceptionally long and sickle shaped with twin chambers containing many seeds.
Edible seeds with hallucogenic effects characterized by colourful images. Biennial or short-lived perennial. Coastal areas.
Verbascum sinuatum |
Blenera sinuada, Múria,Trepó, Tripó bord. (Cat.)
Mulleins are also known as velvet plants. The flowers have five symmetrical petals, most commonly yellow, growing along long stalks up to 3 metres tall. Biennial. June to September. Widespread. Roadsides and cultivated fields.
Ecballium elaterium |
Cogombre amarg, esquitxagossos. (Cat.)
Squirting cucumber, exploding cucumber.
A member of the cucumber family. When its fruit is mature its squirts a visible stream
of liquid containing its seeds. This stream may reach 3 metres. Hence its name. The
slightest contact or vibration when ripe provokes this reaction. Leaves and
stems rough and covered with hairs, making the plant unpleasant to the touch. Both the
plant and its fruit are poisonous. Widespread along roadsides and in fields.
Disciplinant, Gabarró, Galsa, Gualda, Paiola. (Cat.)
Dyer’s Rocket, Dyer’s Weed, Weld, Woold, Yellow Weed.
Once the source of a natural bright yellow dye known as weld,
possibly in use by early Man prior even to woad or madder. Biennial
producing only leaves the first year. The flower spike can reach over one metre in
height. Flowers in late spring - early summer in cultivated fields, along paths and
roadsides and on waste ground