As promised, I will end these holiday reminiscences with a look at some of the plants we encountered. I mentioned the almond blossom yesterday, but they were not the only flowers we saw. By far the most common, were those of the highly invasive plant, Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae). Indigenous to South Africa - despite the name - this yellow-flowered member of the Wood Sorrel family is taking over everything.
Arisarum vulgare) belong to the Arum Lily family and are quite common in southern Europe.
Linaria algarviana). A nice new 'tick' for me.
Eruca vesicaria), these even, cross-shaped flowers give rise to their old scientific name for the family Cruciferae, meaning 'cross bearing'.