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Flowering plants this month
Late Narcissus (Narcissus serotinus, Narċis imwaħħar)
This bulbous plant is commonly found in garrigue habitats and it its star-shaped flowers are seen in a short period during Autumn. The leaves of the narcissus are developed after the blooming of the white flower.
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima, Buttuniera)
This common perennial often grows in garrigue areas and along waysides. The plant produces very small whitish flowers, about 5mm in diameter. Its name derives from the sweet scent of the flowers. Although the flowering period of the Sweet Alison is long, from October to June, it is very visible since numerous winter flowering plants are yet to flower.
Autumn Buttercup (Ranunculus bullatus, Ċfolloq)
The bright yellow Autumn Buttercup which grows in garrigue, maquis and steppic habitats, flowers in autumn. This perennial plant grows between 6-15cm high, with solitary flowers held onto erect flower stems.