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Flowering plants this month
Mediterranean Heath (Erica multiflora, Erika)
Common Asphodel (Asphodelus aestivus, Berwieq)
Almond (Prunus dulcis, Lewża)
The Almond is one of the oldest naturalised trees, domesticated since the Bronze Age. The blooming of the Almond, is often regarded as a symbol of promise.
Borage (Borago officinalis, Fidloqqom)
The tiny star-shaped Borage flowers have numerous edible and medicinal properties. 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.
Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae, Ħaxixa Ngliża)
The Bermuda Buttercup, also known as the Cape Sorrel, is a very common perennial. The plant sets up leaves in October/November, however the flowers appear from December to April. The flower is native to Cape, South Africa. It spread in Malta from its underground bulb, since the early 19th century, when the plant was introduced as an ornamental plant in the Maltese Islands. After escaping the Maltese Islands, this plant also spread throughout the Mediterranean coast.
Sweet Alison (Lobularia maritima, Buttuniera)
Friar’s Cowl (Arisarum vulgare, Garni tal-Pipi)