Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Echinospartum boissieri

Echinospartum boissieri

Piorno fino

This shrub forms dense, spiny mounds and is an endemic of the mountains in southern Spain. It can grow to a height of 40cms and flowers in June and July. Photo taken at Sierra de las Nieves.
It occurs in semi~coniferous and conifer forests. This plant is on the Red list of threatened plants.

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