Being autumn, there were, naturally, not very many plants in full bloom while we were in Portugal. Having said that, we were still treated to some beautiful floral displays, both natural and cultivated. The first was this rather scrubby shrub seen growing on the cliffs. It is a Daphne gnidum, a native of Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Lantana camara) has become quite a problem in some areas. For all that, it does produce some magnificent flowers of several different colours on the same plant. They have another, greater benefit. Their flowers are rich in nectar and so are highly prized by Bees, Butterflies and all manner of insects. They're pleasing to the eye too.