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Index of Plant Families (5 families in this page)

BORAGINACEAE
Borage
CONVOLVULACEAE
BindWeed
LAMIACEAE
Mint
SOLANACEAE
Potato
VERBENACEAE
Vervain
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BORAGINACEAE
Juss.
( Borage Family )
Subfamalies: Boraginoideae; Cordioideae; Ehretioideae; Heliotropioideae; Hydrophylloideae; Lennooideae

Family Description: Herbs or dwarf shrubs, often hispid. Leaves alternate, exstipulate, simple. Flowers usually in scorpioid cymes, usually actinomorphic. Calyx 5-toothed or-lobed. Corollas lobed, cylindrical, campanulate, hypocrateriform or rotate, usually with a distinct tube and limb; tube often with 5 scales, invaginations, or tufts or lines of hairs inside, sometimes with an annulus at the base. Stamens 5, inserted on the corolla and alternating with the lobes. Ovary superior, 2- or 4-locular; style usually simple, arising from between the 4 lobes of the ovary (gynobasic), rarely terminal. Fruit of 2 or 4 nutlets (rarely 1 or 3 by abortion).
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Retzius

Main Synonym :
Anchusa azurea
Italian Bugloss,
Large Blue Alkanet,
Garden Anchusa
Lsien Il-Fart Ikħal Apr-Jun Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Borage,
Common Bugloss,
Burrage
Fidloqqom Dec-May Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Honeywort,
Great Honeywort
Qniepen Feb-Apr Detailed Profile
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images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Blue Hound's Tongue Ilsien Il-Kelb Feb-May Normal Profile
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images.
Gussone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Coastal Viper's Bugloss Lsien Il-fart Tar-ramel,
Lsien Il-fart Tax-xtut
Feb-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Jacquin

Main Synonym :
Echium fastuasum
Pride Of Madeira Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pale Bugloss,
Italian Viper's Bugloss,
Italian Bugloss
Ilsien Il-fart Abjad,
Ilsien Il-fart Kbir
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Moench

Main Synonym :
Echium calycinum
Small-flowered Viper's Bugloss Lsien Il-fart żgħir Jan-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Echium lycopsis
Purple Viper's Bugloss,
Paterson's Curse,
Salvation Jane
Lsien Il-fart Vjola Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
Pomel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sand Viper's Bugloss Lsien Il-fart Tax-xatt Apr-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Salt Heliotrope,
Seaside Heliotrope,
Quailplant
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Heliotrope,
Potato Weed,
European Heliotrope
Vanilja Bajda Jun-Sep Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Buglossoides arvense
Field Gromwell,
Corn Gromwell
Maltese Name Not Known Jan-May Normal Profile
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images.
Rochel

Main Synonym :
Myosotis collina
Early Forget-me-not Widnet Il-ġurdien Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) I.M. Johnston

Main Synonym :
Lithospermum apulum
Yellow Gromwell Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
Kunth

Main Synonym :
Wigandia urens var. caracasana
Wigandia Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
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images.


CONVOLVULACEAE
Juss.
( BindWeed Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Stems often climbing. Leaves alternate, exstipulate. Flowers actinomorphic, in terminal or axillary inflorescences, sometimes solitary. Sepals 5, usually free. Corolla infundibuliform, tubular or campanulate, usually 5-lobed or -angled. Stamens 5, alternating with corolla-lobes. Ovary 1- to 4-locular, superior; ovules 1 or 2 in each loculus; style terminal. Fruit a capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Roemer & schultes

Main Synonym :
Convolvulus soldanella
Sea Bindweed,
Sand Bindweed
Leblieb Tar-ramel,
Leblieb Tal-baħar
Apr-May Normal Profile
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images.
(Kitaibel) Grisebach

Main Synonym :
Calystegia sepium var. silvatica
Great Bindweed Leblieb Kbir May-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Tenore) G. Don

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
No Name Leblieb Bagħal Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mallow Bindweed,
Riviera Bindweed
Leblieb Tax-xagħri Roża Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Field BindWeed,
Lesser Bindweed,
Morning Glory Flower
Leblieb Tar-raba May-Sep Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Bindweed Leblieb Skars Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Convolvulus althaeoides subsp. tenuissimus
Silvery Mallow-Leaved BindWeed,
Mallow-leaved Bindweed
Leblieba Tax-xagħri Car,
Leblieba Roża
Apr-Jul Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Narrow-leaved Bindweed,
Pygmy Bindweed
Leblieb Abjad,
Leblieb Tax-xatt
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Desrousseaux

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pink Bindweed,
Olive-leaved Bindweed
Leblieb Tal-irdum,
Leblieb Tal-blat
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Two-coloured Bindweed,
Grassy Bindweed
Leblieb żgħir Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Blue Bindweed,
Small Bindweed
Leblieb Tal-werqa Tleqq Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Todaro) Cavara & Grande

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Three-coloured Bindweed,
Dwarf Morning Glory
Leblieb Ikħal,
Leblieb Tal-werqa Tleqq
Apr-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Bindweed,
Grey-leaved Marsh Cresse,
Salt Cresse
Kressa May-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
Yuncker

Main Synonym :
Cuscuta pentagona
Western Field Dodder,
Golden Dodder,
Field Dodder
Pittma Tal-Amerika Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dodder,
Clover Dodder,
Thyme Dodder
Pittma Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
Vahl

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ipomoea bona-nox
Moonflower Vine,
Moon Vine
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Sweet

Main Synonym :
Convolvulus cairica
Ivy-leaved Morning Glory,
Mile A Minute Vine
Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
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images.
(Burmann) Merrill

Main Synonym :
Convolvulus indica
Ocean Blue Morning Glory,
Blue Dawnflower
Kampanella Apr-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Roth

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Morning Glory Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Oct Normal Profile
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images.


LAMIACEAE
Lindl.
( Mint Family )
Conservative synonym: Labiatae
Subfamalies: Symphorematoideae; Viticoideae; Ajugoideae; Prostantheroideae; Nepetoideae; Scutellarioideae; Lamioideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs, often glandular and aromatic. Leaves usually simple, exstipulate, opposite. Flowers zygomorphic, usually in contracted and modified cymes in the axils of opposite bracts or floral leaves, forming pseudowhorls called verticillasters, which in turn are arranged in simple or compound spike-like, cymose, corymbose, paniculate or capitate inflorescences; rarely in true cymes. Bracts leaf-like, or much reduced or modified (usually called floral leaves when conspicuous). Bracteoles usually small, sometimes absent. Calyx usually 4- or 5-lobed, often 2-lipped with the upper lip 3-toothed and the lower 2-toothed. Corolla sympetalous; limb usually 5-lobed, often 2-lipped with the upper lip 2-lobed and the lower lip 3-lobed, rarely all 5 lobes forming the lower lip. Stamens usually 4, didynamous, rarely 2. Ovary superior, 2-carpellate but appearing equally 4-lobed when mature due to further partition; style single, usually branched above and gynobasic. Fruit of four 1-seeded nutlets.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Schreber

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Bugle,
French Groundpine,
Southern Groundpine
Xantkura Mar-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
(DC.) Briquet

Main Synonym :
Ajuga iva subsp. Pseudoiva
Yellow Southern Bugle,
French Groundpine
Xantkura Safra Mar-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
(Fiori & B├Ęguinot) Patzak

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Black Horehound,
Black Hoarhound,
Stinking Horehound
Marrubja Sewda Oct-Nov Detailed Profile
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images.
(L.) Savi

Main Synonym :
Satureia nepeta
Lesser Calaminth,
Nepitella,
Basil Thyme
Kalaminta,
Kammilta
Oct-Apr Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Henbit Dead Nettle,
Common Henbit,
Giraffe Head
Kapilliera Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Lavandula officinalis
Common Lavender,
True Lavender
Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
French Lavender,
Fringed Lavender
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Fern-leaved Lavender,
Egyptian Lavender,
French Lace Lavender
Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Horehound,
Common Horehound
Marrubja Bajda Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Balm,
Lemon Balm
Nagħniegħ In-naħal,
Burieħa,
Melissa
May-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Water Mint Nagħniegħ Selvaġġ Jun-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Peppermint,
Pennroyal Mint,
European Pennyroyal
Plejju Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Mentha viridis
Spear Mint Nagħniegħ,
Nagħniegħ Tal-ikel
May-Aug Normal Profile
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images.
Ehrhart

Main Synonym :
Mentha rotundifolia
Round-leaved Mint Nagħniegħ Selvaġġ May-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Mentha balsamea
Peppermint Nagħniegħ Tas-seba' Rwejjaħ Jul-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Bentham

Main Synonym :
Satureja graeca
Greek Savory,
Pink Micromeria
Sagħtrija Griega Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
(D'urv) Benth.

Main Synonym :
Satureja microphylla
Maltese Savory,
Small-leaved Micromeria
Xpakkapietra,
Xkattapietra,
Sagħtrija
All Year Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Basil,
Common Basil
Ħabaq Apr-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Dictamnus creticus
Dittany,
Dittany Of Crete,
Hop Marjoram
Riegnu Ta' Ġnien Il-Kbir May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Marjoram,
Sweet Organic
Merqtux,
Riegnu
May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Majorana onites
White Marjoram,
Pot Marjoram
Riegnu Abjad May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Oregano,
Wild Marjoram,
Greek Oregano
Riegnu Selvaġġ,
Merqtux Selvaġġ
May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Great Sage,
Jerusalem Sage
Salvja Tal-Madonna Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Lour.) Spreng.

Main Synonym :
Coleus amboinicus
Cuban Oregano,
Spanish Thyme,
Mexican Thyme
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Hedge-Nettle,
Mediterranean Prasium
Te` Sqalli Dec-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rosemary Klin All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Salvia triloba
Three-lobed Sage Salvja Ta' Sqallija May-Aug Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Sage Salvja Tal-ikel May-Aug Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wild Sage,
Wild Clary,
Vervain Salvia
Salvja Selvaġġa Oct-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Siderits,
Simplebeak Ironwort
Sideritis Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Briquet

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Woundwort,
Yellow Woundwort,
Italian Hedge-nettle
Betonika Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Yellow Germander Borgħom Komuni May-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Olive-leaved Germander,
Evergreen Germander,
Shrubby Germander
Żebbuġija Dec-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Schreber) Arcangeli

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Water Germander Borgħom Tal-ilma Apr-Aug Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Cavanilles

Main Synonym :
Thymbrus capitatus
Mediterranean Thyme,
Headed Savory,
Conhead Thyme
Sagħtar May-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Chaste Tree,
Monk's Pepper,
Virgin Bush
Siġret Il-virgi,
Għadib,
Bżar Il-Patrijiet
May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.


SOLANACEAE
Juss.
( Potato Family )
Subfamalies: Cestroideae; Goetzeoideae; Nicotianoideae; Petunioideae; Schizanthoideae; Schwenckioideae; Solanoideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves simple to pinnate, exstipulate. Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic, hermaphrodite. Calyx (3-)5(-6) lobed or -dentate. Corolla rotate to campanulate, infundibuliform or tubular, 5(6- or 10)-lobed, rarely subentire; lobes valvate or plicate in bud. Stamens 5(-8), adnate to the corolla-tube and alternating with the lobes; anthers usually with introrse longitudinal dehiscence. Ovary superior, with 2 (rarely more) loculi; style simple; stigma entire to 2-lobed. Fruit a capsule or berry usually 2-locular. Seeds usually numerous (rarely 2-11).
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Downy Thorn Apple,
Desert Thorn Apple,
Angel's Trumpet
Siġret Ir-rizzi May-Dec Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Thorn Apple,
Apple Of Peru,
Devil's Trumpet
Maltese Name Not Known May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Datura stramonium var. tatula
Devil's Trumpet,
Jamestown Weed,
Jimsonweed
Maltese Name Not Known May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Henbane,
Russian Henbane
Mammażejża,
Bang
All Year Detailed Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Henbane,
Black Henbane
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Lycium ovatum
Chinese Tea Tree,
Chinese Desert Thorn
Għawseġ Taċ-Ċina Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Tea Tree,
Mediterranean Boxthorn,
Spiny Jujube Tree
Għawseġ Tal-Mediterran Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
Miers.

Main Synonym :
Lycium macrocalyx
African Tea Tree,
African Boxthorn,
Cape Boxthorn
Għawseġ Tal-Afrika Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
Boissier

Main Synonym :
Lycium europaeum var. intricatum
Southern Tea Tree,
Southern Boxthorn
Għawseġ Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Solanum lycopersicon
Tomato Tadama Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Graham

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Glaucous Tobacco,
Tree Tobacco,
Shrub Tobacco
Tabakk Tas-swar Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(Hook) P.L. Vilmorin

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Petunia Petunja Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Physalis pubescens var. peruviana
Peruvian Cape Gooseberry Tuffieħ Tal-fanal May-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Cavanilles

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Silver-leaf Nightshade Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Black Nightshade,
Garden Nightshade,
Poisonberry
Għeneb Id-dib Iswed All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Brown Nightshade Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Potato Patata Normal Profile
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images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Solanum luteum
Yellow Nightshade,
Hairy Nightshade,
Red-fruited Nightshade
Għeneb Id-dib Isfar,
Tuffieħ Is-serp
Apr-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Dunal

Main Synonym :
Physalis somnifera
Mediterranean Withania Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
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images.


VERBENACEAE
Jaume St.-Hil
( Vervain Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs with opposite or verticillate leaves. Flowers 4- to 5-merous, weakly zygomorphic. Calyx usually small. Corolla rotate. Ovary superior, initially 1-locular but becoming 2- to 4-locular by the development of septa; style terminal; ovules usually 1 in each loculus. Fruit usually a drupe, rarely a capsule or dividing into 2 or 4 1-seeded nutlets.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Duranta erecta
Golden Dewdrop,
Sky Flower
Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lantana armata
Lantana,
Spanish Flag
Lantana All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Trailing Lantana Lantana Xeblieka All Year Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lippia repens
Lippia,
Creeping Lip Plant,
Turkey Tangle Fogfruit
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Verbena,
Vervain,
Herb-of-the-cross
Buqexrem Apr-Dec Normal Profile
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images.
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