Sunday, 29 April 2012

Nigella hispanica or N. papillosa ssp papillosa

Nigella hispanica or N. papillosa ssp papillosa

This beautiful Nigella flowers from May to July and can grow 25~50cms tall.  It is native to the Mediterranean. It is found on pastures and in olive groves.

Nigella damascena

Nigella damascena Love-in-a-Mist


This lovely plant is native to southern Europe, north Africa and SW Asia. It grows from 20~50cms tall and flowers from April to June. It is widely cultivated.

Ranunculus spicatus ssp blepharicarpos

Ranunculus spicatus ssp blepharicarpos

Botón de oro

This lovely large buttercup flowers from March~June and is found mostly on limestone. It is native to SW of the Mediterranean and NW Africa. 

Ranunculus ficaria ssp ficaria

Ranunculus ficaria ssp ficaria Lesser celandine

Ranunculus bullatus

Ranunculus bullatus Autumn buttercup

Ranillo de invierno 

This autumn buttercup flowers from September to February and is found close to rivers and streams and also rocky, limestone places. The stems can reach a height of 30cms. It is native to western and central Mediterranean and north Africa.

Ranunculus bullatus

Ranunculus bullatus Autumn buttercup

Hypecoum imberbe

Hypecoum imberbe Sicklefruit

Glaucium corniculatum

Glaucium corniculatum Red horned poppy

Glaucio rojo

This unusual poppy flowers from March to June and is native to southern Europe, Asia and north Africa. It can grow from 20-80cms tall.

Ophrys subfusca

Ophrys subfusca
Dull orchid
Granada province
February ~April

Ophrys fusca

Ophrys fusca Dull orchid
Granada Province