Saturday, 28 May 2016

Anthericum liliago

Anthericum liliago  St. Bernard's Lily

Lliri de Sant Bru

This lovely delicate flower can grow from 25-70cms tall and flowers from April to June. It is native to Europe and Turkey, It grows in dry stony pastures and also open woodland where this was found.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Veronica anagallis-aquatica Blue water Speedwell


This water speedwell can grow to an height of 1.2 metres tall and flowers from April to September. It likes running water or pools. This one was found in a shallow stream. It is present in all of Europe. It was very difficult to get a decent photograph due to the strong wind. The flowers are very tiny and delicate, 5-10mm in diameter.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Epipactis tremolsii

Epipactis tremolsii

Syn: Epipactis helleborine ssp. tremolsii

This pretty Epipactis is found in southern France, Portugal and the whole of Spain. It grows from 30-70cms tall and is found at an altitude of 400-1,700 metres. It flowers from May to August and is found amongst oak woodlands. These plants were found on a high bank, and we were unable to get closer for a better photograph.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Halimium halimifolium

Halimium halimifolium SunRose

Jaguarzo blanco

This beautiful shrub is found in the western Mediterranean, and mostly grows in sandy soils and dunes, often near to pine or oak woods. It can grow to an height of 2 metres. The leaves are grey. This was found in Doñana natural park. It flowers from April to June.