A few more plant pictures today from our walks around Benidorm and the Sierra Gelada. The first was to be found growing on the cliffs of the Placa del Castell and is called White Henbane (Hyoscyamus albus). A highly poisonous plant as are all of the Henbane family, it has been used in antiquity as a psycho-stimulant in 'magic brews' to bring on hallucinations.
Coronilla juncea) and is widely and commonly seen around the Mediterranean coasts. It makes a good show with it's golden flowers.
Lobularia maritima). A diminutive member of the cabbage family, it almost carpets some places along the coast.
Viola arborescens and is simply gorgeous close-up.
Helianthemum apenninum) which, again grows, seemingly everywhere around the dry, rocky slopes in these parts.