Tuesday, 29 January 2013

More Flowers

Also along the sea shore we found several other plants in flower.  Actually in the dry and shifting sand, was a bright little flower called Lotus lancerottensis, a member of the pea family.
Continuing the 'vegetable' theme, a member of the cabbage family was growing in the volcanic grit nearby.  Known as a Matthiola lunata, it can clearly be seen to be closely related to the stocks we grow in our gardens.
A much larger and succulent plant was in flower in the dunes.  Zygophyllum fontanesii is quite a mouthful, but the plant itself was rather attractive with it's fleshy leaves and small, pink flowers.  Considering that it was still only January, I think we did rather well with our count of flowering things.
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