Flowering Time Tables   
 
     Below are the flowering periods of the wild plants of Malta, which so far are present on the website. The data is displayed in the form of a table.

     Info is gathered by personal observation aided with the bibliography like that of "A flora of the Maltese islands" by Haslam et al. and "Wild Plants of Malta" by Hans Christian Weber. For this reason there are copyright issues of publishing this page and one should contact me for any sort of publication.

     Note that nature do not always follow strict rules and one may occasionally find flowers of certain wild plants out of season, and hence not as indicated in the tables. The tables are a general guide where one should GENERALLY find the plants in flower, but exceptions and deviations could take place from year to year.

     For example early precipitation in mid of Summer would trigger plants to germinate and hence flower earlier than they normally do. Longer cold months in winter and considerable long periods of abnormal changes in temperature may also alter the flowering period and/or its flowering duration.

     These tables should be of great use to know when to locate a certain wild plant in time on the Maltese islands.

  Stephen Mifsud (Dip Agric).


Table of the flowering time of wild plants in Malta
(by Stephen Mifsud, www.maltawildplants.com � )
Family Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
Acanthaceae Acanthus mollis       { { {            
Amaryillidaceae Narcissus serotinus                   { {  
  Narcissus tazetta { { {               { {
  Pancratium maritimum               { {      
Araceae Arisarum vulgare { { {               { {
Asclepiadaceae Periploca angustifolia { { { {             { {
Asphodelaceae Asphodelus aestivus { { { {                
  Asphodelus fistulosus   { { {                
Asteraceae Aster squamatus           { { {  
  Bellis annua { { {           { {
  Bellis silvestris { { {           { { {
  Chiliadenus bocconei               { { {    
  Conyza bonariensis { { { { { { { { { { { {
  Dittrichia viscosa               { { { {  
  Glebionis coronaria { { { { { {            
  Inula crithmoides             { { { {    
  Lactuca serriola         { { { {        
  Senecio vulgaris { { { {               {
  Sonchus oleraceus { { { { {             {
  Xanthium strumarium             { { { {    
Boraginaceae Anchusa azurea       { { {            
  Borago officinalis { { { { {              
  Cerinthe major   { { {                
  Heliotropium europaeum           { { { {      
Family Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
Caryophyllaceae Silene colorata { { { { {              
  Silene vulgaris { { { { {              
Clusiaceae/Hypericaceae Hypericum triquetrifolium             { { {      
Colchicaceae Colchicum cupanii                   { {  
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus arvensis         { { { {        
  Convolvulus elegantissimus       { { { {          
Cruciferea Brassica rapa spp. silvestris { { { {             { {
  Diplotaxis erucoides { { { { { { { { { {
  Diplotaxis tenuifolia { { { { { { { { { { { {
  Lobularia maritima { { { { { { { { { { { {
  Raphanus raphanistrum { { { { {             {
  Sinapis alba { { { {               {
  Sisymbrium officinale     { { { {            
Cucurbitaceae Ecballium elaterium { { { { { { { { { { { {
Ericaceae Erica multiflora { { {                 {
Euphorbiaceae Chrozophora tinctoria           { { { {      
Fabaceae Bituminaria bituminosa { { { { {              
Family Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
Iridaceae Crocus longiflorus                     { {
  Gladiolus italius     { {                
  Iris pseudopumila { { {                  
Lamiaceae Ballota nigra subsp uncinata                   { {  
Liliaceae Muscari neglectum   { {           { {    
Scilla autumnalis                 { {    
  Uriginea maritima               { {      
Orchidaceae Anacamptis pyramidalis         { {            
  Barlia robertiana { {                    
  Ophrys bombyliflora     { {                
  Ophrys eleonorae     { {                
  Ophrys melitensis     { {                
  Ophrys mesaritica { {                   {
  Ophrys fusca { { { { {             {
  Orchis collina   { {                  
  Orchis conica   { {                  
Oxalidaceae Oxalis pes-carpea { { { {             {
Papaveraceae Papaver hybridum     { { {              
  Papaver rhoeas     { { { {            
  Papaver somniferum     { { {              
Ranunculaceae Clematis cirrhosa                   { { {
  Rananculus bullatus                   { { {
Scrophulariaceae Antirrhinum sicilum { { { { { { { { { { { {
  Antirrhinum tortuosa { { { { { { { { { { { {
  Kickxia spuria           { { { {      
  Misopates orontium       { { { {          
Smilicaceae Smilax aspera                 { { {  
Solanaceae Hyoscyamus albus { { { { { { { { { { { {
                         



 




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