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Flowering plants this month
Mediterranean Heather (Erica multiflora, Erika)
The Mediterranean Heath is an evergreen shrub, found in the garrigue areas of Dingli Cliffs. The narrow pink-coloured bell-shaped flowers are seen from December till about February. The flowers are rich in nectar, attracting numerous bees.
Borage (Borago officinalis, Fidloqqom)
The tiny star-shaped blue flowers of the Borage, which is often found in a sunny position, and protected from wind, have numerous edible and medicinal properties. The flowers can be tossed in salads and the leaves can be made into soup. Medicinal properties of the Borage in traditional Maltese medicine include cough treatment, anti-inflammatory and nerve calmer.
Pine Spurge (Euphorbia pinea, Tengħud Komuni)
The spurge plant is quite common and is found growing on garrigue and rocky steppes. The flowers in yellow bunches appear between February and December. The leaves are long and narrow and are something reddish.