Moving on from the yellow theme of yesterday, we move on to those pink flowers which are much in evidence at the moment. Starting with another common plant which seems to be all over the place around the hills of the Sierra Helada and one which will be familiar to most of us. The Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris).
Anyone who is familiar with British wild flowers, will know the Campions and Catchfly plants which bloom around our countryside in the summer. Over in Benidorm, we found this little member of that family which bizarrely, had both pink and white flowers on the same plant! Silene secundiflora is quite a mouthful for a name for this delicate little plant.
Gladiolus italicus) has very showy, deep pink blooms on architectural stems growing on some very inaccessible parts.
Cistus albidus) has papery, pink flowers about 4" across with a bright yellow centre of stamens, which make a wonderful show against the pale grey/green leaves.