Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Echinops spinosissimus

Echinops spinosissimus Spiny Globe thistle

This Echinops was not found in Andalusia,  in fact it is native to eastern Europe, north Africa and SW to Asia. This one we found in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. It can grow to 2 ft (80cms) tall and spreads to 3ft. As it's name suggests it is very thorny and flowers late summer/autumn. I thought it was worth including on here.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Linaria vulgaris

Linaria vulgaris Common Toadflax

This common plant is native to Europe, north Asia, west to China and east to Siberia. It has now been introduced to North America. It can grow to an height of 35ins (90mm) and flowers in the spring/summer, depending on it's habitat.