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Flowering plants this month
Stemless Atractylis (Atractylis gummifera, Xewk tal-Mixta)
This plant has a solitary purple flower on the ground, often seen between August and December. The flowers are found after the leaves are withered and before new ones appear.
Sweet Alison (Lobularia maritima, Buttuniera)
Late Narcissus (Narcissus serotinus, Narċis imwaħħar)
Hare’s Tail Grass (Lagurus ovatus, Denb il-Fenek)
The annual grass is quite common along Dingli Cliffs, found even in disturbed habitats and abandoned agricultural land. The flower pannicle is elongated, soft, hairy and greyish resembling rabbits’ tails.