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by RB
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: leaf rosettes
Replies: 4
Views: 5239

1 looks like Echium italicum 2 is certainly Verbascum sinuatum 3 is a plant that does not interest me much but it makes yellow flowers like Dandelion so maybe you have a direction for your research!
by RB
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: grass
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Non native ornamental slightly invasive, sorry don't know the name! Yes I know where that is found and it is also found in some other places where it is not supposed to be found!
by RB
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Test Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 6428

IL-PINE wrote:it's not common in the wild.
it is cultivated but mostly in older gardens. one sprouted out of nowhere in the walls of my mother's garden :)
It is a fern of eastern Asia.
Ah, got you. I too ahem, "found" one growing in the rock-cut walls of a cellar stairwell in an old house. :wink:
by RB
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Test Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 6428

IL-PINE wrote:it is not a common fern! where did you see it? :-D
It's not uncommon, but it's a cultivated fern. Is it also a Mediterranean species?
by RB
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Another 2 plants, I can't identify
Replies: 6
Views: 4416

Actually looking it up here (thanks MWP) it's "probably" http://www.maltawildplants.com/FABC/Lat ... ymenum.php as I have never seen L. odoratus in the wild. I have in Sicily though, its flower is much much larger than L. clymenum.

RB
by RB
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Another 2 plants, I can't identify
Replies: 6
Views: 4416

1, 2 sure as hell looks like wild carrot daucus carota.

3, looks like wild sweet pea empty pods (this is not the real name but look it up, however the local version is smaller than the Sicilian one)
by RB
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 26750

This is Cydonia oblonga. We make juice, jelly, liqueur or liquor from the fruit. Monika Tasted jelly-like dessert in Sicily beginning of this month made from "melocotone", apparently it is a typical sweet for that period. It was delicious, it looks like regular jelly so I was not expecting much, bu...
by RB
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: For a change two flowering plants.
Replies: 7
Views: 5207

Wonder whether "hatab" was actually collected for burning - as in the common reference to hatab as general brushwood specifically for the fire i.e. whether our common usage of this word was derived from this plant and its previous purpose. It grows and propagates somewhat slowly I suspect that if it...
by RB
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: another one without ID
Replies: 12
Views: 7584

Probably too much water - probably needs growing in pure compost as it is difficult to maintain correct humidity levels in a pot when using any local soil. I tend to lose Cistus that way, this year have sown in a mix of compost and a decent percentage of Etna lava sand which makes the medium very ve...
by RB
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: For a change two flowering plants.
Replies: 7
Views: 5207

Anthyllis hermanniae. Very pretty when there are lots of them in flower, turning the garigue into a patchwork of yellow. Quite localised, generally up north such as the east side plateau in Mellieha, where there are quite a few Cistus creticus.

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: another one without ID
Replies: 12
Views: 7584

It usually flowers in late spring, is not very common, usually in disturbed ground - in fields that are left fallow, etc. I believe this is also a cultivated flowering plant, probably with care the flower display is much more impressive, I once grew Verbascum sinuatum and it bore little comparison t...
by RB
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: For a change two flowering plants.
Replies: 7
Views: 5207

Top one, "hatab" is the Maltese name, need to look up the Latin... bottom is an escaped ornamental, Lantana camara, available in a zillion different colours and very popular with butterflies such as the Red Admiral and Painted Lady. Actually correction, MWP says Lantana montevidensis for the trailin...
by RB
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: another one without ID
Replies: 12
Views: 7584

No actually but the Anchusa is very tempting... just never got round to collecting seeds at the right time...

RB
by RB
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: three more, whose ID I'm looking for
Replies: 7
Views: 5158

Second, Silene vulgaris (probably)

You do make things difficult hahaha next you'll be showing us some compost to ID :lol:
by RB
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: three more, whose ID I'm looking for
Replies: 7
Views: 5158

Re: three more, whose ID I'm looking for

chea wrote:I've searched long time, but didn't find the names of this plants. :(
Regards
Monika
Third one, Sedum caeruleum, second one need to look it up as have memory loss :?
by RB
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: another one without ID
Replies: 12
Views: 7584

Good one Pine! For some reason my subconscious suggested Anchusa azurea which I knew it wasn't but now I realise why, I get these two confused...

RB
by RB
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 7803

Win some, lose some mefunx - you have a lot more water there, and you can also enjoy certain plants and trees that simply die in the heat of Summer here. Such as holly, chestnut, so many more...
by RB
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 7803

Love this plant, it reminds me of walking in dry abandoned fields in high Summer, one can smell this plant without even touching it.

No surprise, I have one at home... :lol:

Very extensive root system, needs a large pot, larger than one might think considering what's above ground.
by RB
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 7803

Hi MWP, just wondering, is the OP mefunx a non registered guest? (I need to add I don't have any problem at all with the OP!) His username is not clickable so I suspect as much. In fact before answering I thought he had deregistered himself and may not even view my reply. Just asking if perhaps by s...
by RB
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 7803

by RB
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Well, it's raining!
Replies: 2
Views: 6412

Well, it's raining!

So officially the season is open 8)

Nice to (eventually) get a change of colour in the countryside. Mind you, Gozo was already greening last week.

As you must know MWP!

RB
by RB
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Grass ID please?
Replies: 4
Views: 4643

Fantastic, thanks.

Will try to propagate!

Got some Elm seedlings doing well :wink:

RB
by RB
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Grass ID please?
Replies: 4
Views: 4643

"Dix Points" :-D Yup that's it 100% I confirm I have seen this before in Sicily in several places but only now bothered. Incidentally and unrelatedly, saw a lot of Sage (Salvia, not Phlomis - although they share the same habitat and are commonly found together) of which as far as I know there is non...
by RB
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Grass ID please?
Replies: 4
Views: 4643

Grass ID please?

I saw this in Sicily, but recall, and after searching, found this thread: http://www.maltawildplants.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1220&highlight=grass+bahrija BUT - it's not it. Or at least, it's not Cortaderia, I do not know whether or not MWP's find was actually that, perhaps without seeing the the i...
by RB
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A green patch with numerous wild Orchids in Qawra
Replies: 6
Views: 9259

IL-PINE wrote:its a pity how degradation has affected a large part of our islands.
at least we have RB propagating most of our flora
:lol:
"most" haha, that is a "slight" exaggeration!

RB
by RB
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A green patch with numerous wild Orchids in Qawra
Replies: 6
Views: 9259

I take the example above as a perfect representation of the farce that is "protection", in both senses, both as being unreasonable and stupid in many instances, and meaningless in others. Those orchids may well be protected, but as soon as any plans are finalised for that prime site, that rock will ...
by RB
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17606

by RB
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17606

If the "default" species, as I suspect, they are not rare, just a bit "old skool" and more likely to be found in old houses possibly with old owners, they are typical house plants of days gone by together with "Felci", Aspidistra, and Galletti. I once swiped a tiny one growing at the entrance to a c...