BC: Marisa Melanie Chantelle | BY
FC: Maltese Flowers
1: Sempreviva ta' Gawdex Yellow The flowers smell like curry. The leaves have many tiny silvery hairs on their surface, and when wet they look green,but when dry they look silvery. The hairs protect the plant for the heavy winds and summer drought from drying up | Maltese Everlasting
2: cistu Rosa Pink A very scarce wild flower found mainly in garrigue It has pinkish red, large flowers that bloom in spring. | Hoary Rock-Rose
3: Qaqo tax-Xewk Lilac It is a thistle-like plant. Its flowers, stalks and large leaves all bristle with long, sharp spines. Very commonly found from March to June. | Wild Artichoke
4: Orkida Piramidali Violet Pink The colour of the flower is usually an intense violet pink.The flowers are arranged in a distinctive compact pyramidal shape. | Common Pyramidal Orchid
5: Pankrazju White The flowers have a pleasing, exotic and very subtle lily scent. The flowers bloom from June to October. Hot Summery days are needed for blooming. It is pollinated by a type of hawk-moth. | Sea Daffodil
6: Naris White and Yellow A Monocot plant that grows from underground bulbs. The plant forms between 4-8 leaves, usually growing in the form of a V. From the middle of the leaves, a tall flowering stalk, carrying 3-12 flowers, grows. | French Daffodil
7: Pepprin Red It is an annual herb. It germinates from seeds. The leaves are usually found at the middle or lower part of the stem, thus leaving the flower very conspicuous. The flower has 2 hairy sepals, and 4 very bright | Common Poppy
8: A plant with several blue star-shaped flowers. The flower is found upside down and hanging, and has 5 sepals and 5 petals. It flowers between January and May. Very commonly found. | Borage
9: An annual plant with large flower heads up to 6 cm in diameter. It is very common in the Maltese Islands. Grows between January and June. | Crown Daisy
10: Field Gladiolus Redish pink A common species in the Mediterranean region. Grows in disturbed ground and cultivated fields Its flowering period is from March to May.
11: Deep Violet or White to pale yellow A very rare Iris found in a few garrigue areas. The plant grows a large, solitary and terminal flower. The flower blooms between February and May. | Southern Dwarf Iris Bellus
12: It is a perennial plant. Found growing in rocky habitats, garrigue and valleys. The plant may reach a height of 30-70cm. It flowers from April to May. | Large Star of Bethlehem
13: It is endemic to Malta. It is the national plant of Malta. Its natural habitats are cliffs and coastal valleys. | Maltese Rock-Centaury
14: Alexanders A common cultivated flowering plant. Its flowers are yellow and its fruits are black. Grows in shaded areas in valleys, under trees and disturbed terrain.
15: Grows in shallow soil in the garigue and countryside. Flowers from March to May. Flowers open in the afternoon, closing at dusk. | Barbary Nut Iris Fjurdulis Selvagg Blue Violet
16: Blue Hound's Tongue Lsien il-Kelb Lilac A biennial, medium-tall, multi-flowering plant. The flowers are purple-red in bud form, but change into a blue colour as soon as they open up. They flower from February to May.
17: Branched Asphodel Berwieq White with brownish lines A monocot, perennial plant that grows from underground tubers. Very commonly found throughout the Maltese garigues. Blooms from December to May
18: Bumble Bee Orchid Nala Brown It grows in Garigue and Rocky habitats. Its flowers are usually found from March to April The orchid mimics a bee.
19: Tassel Hyacinth Basal il-nieer Violet A common flower found in the Mediterranean region and central Europe. Grows from March to May in steppes and disturbed ground.
20: Scarlet Pimpernel arira amra Orange/Salmon or Blue/Violet A very common flower found between February and July. Has adapted to a variety of environmental situations.