Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander Oleander

Adelfa

Flowers from May to September. It grows in the wild along water courses, and in the middle of motorways. It can tolerate drought or flood and is a very versatile plant. Unfortunately it is very toxic in it's leaves, flowers etc. It is not certain where it originated from, as it is so widely cultivated, but it is thought it came from SW Asia.

Narcissus cerrolazae

Narcissus cerrolazae

Narcissus bulbocodium

Narcissus bulbocodium Hoop-petticoat daffodil

This small daffodil flowers from February to April and grows from 10-20cms tall. It is native to the Iberian Peninsula, south of France and north Africa.




Sunday, 24 April 2011

Orchis papilionacea

Orchis papilionacea Butterfly Orchid

Orquidea mariposa

March to June

Orchis champagneuxii or O.morio ssp champagneuxii

Orchis champagneuxii  or O. morio ssp. champagneuxii

Champagne Orchid

March to June

Ophrys bombyliflora

Ophrys bombyliflora Bumble Bee Orchid

March to June

Juno planifolia formerly Iris planifolia

Juno/Iris planifolia Broad-leafed Iris

Lirio de invierno

A common winter flowering plant and can be locally abundant. It flowers from November to March and grows from 10-15cms. This beautiful Iris has started to flower in different parts of Andalucia. There is a severe drought at the moment, no appreciable rain since May which will affect the flowering of this species. 1.12.2013.

Juno planifolia 

Flowering 14.12.2013