S: The Maltese Flora
FC: Flowers in the Maltese Countryside
1: Barbary Nut Iris Fjurdulis Selvagg | The plant grows in shallow soils in garrigue areas and in the countryside. It flowers from March to May. The plant's height varies between 10cm to 25cm
2: Alexanders Karfus il-Hmir A common cultivated flowering plant. It bears fruits, which are black in colour.
3: Hoary Rock-Rose Cistu Roza
4: A monocot, perennial plant that grows from underground tubers. | Branched Asphodel Berwieq
5: Bumble Bee Orchid Nahla | The flower is normally found in garrigue and rocky habitats. It flowers in March & April
6: Large Star of Bethlehem Halib it-Tajr Kbir | The plant grows in rocky habitats, garrigue & Valleys
7: Common Pyramidal Orchid Orkida Piramidali
8: French Daffodil | Narcis
9: Common Poppy Pepprin | An Annual Herb | The flower has 4 very bright red petals
10: Maltese Everlasting Sempreviva ta' Ghawdex The flowers smell like curry! The leaves have many tiny silvery hairs on their surface.
11: Field Gladiolus Habb il-Qamh
12: A Plant with several blue star-shaped flowers | B o R A G E | It flowers between January & May | Fidloqqom
13: Crown Daisy Lellux | A very common flower, growing between January and June The flower heads can be up to 6cm in diameter.
14: Southern Dwarf Iris Bellus | A very rare Iris found in just a few garrigue areas
15: Sea Daffodil Pankrazju | The flowers have a pleasing, exotic and very subtle lily scent.
16: Maltese Rock-Centaury | Widnet il-Bahar It is endemic to Malta It is the national plant of Malta
17: Blue Hound's Tongue Lsien il-Kelb
18: A thistle-like plant | Qaqocc Tax-Xewk | Wild Artichoke
19: Scarlet Pimpernel Harira Hamra
20: Tassel Hyacinth Basal il-Hniezer Grows from March to May in steppes and disturbed ground.
21: Photobook Compiled by Ms N. Scerri Sources: www.maltawildplants.com schoolnet.gov.mt/tanti/flora.html montana.plant-life.org The Maltese Countryside (Vol 1): A pictorial guide to the flora of the Maltese Islands by Guido Bonett and Joe Attard