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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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.