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by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Pine tree but which?
Replies: 15
Views: 21126

Coz its male I presume?
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

28 - for some reason it got converted into the shady guy.
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

As your photos show JP, the environment at that altitude on Etna is stunningly beautiful and out of this world, the contrasting colours on the black lava dust really jump out at you.

BTW re April - end April (28) at 2000m, there were still large patches of SNOW.
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

Easter is too early for the best display. It's at the beginning of April next year, and it's the weather equivalent of mid-Feb here. At the earliest, is end April, risking bad weather and rain, better May up to first 2 weeks of June. At end April, at about 1000 meters, it is necessary to have the he...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

The best I can tell you is to forget "wild", at best this is an escaped ornamental, very very hard to get rid of if established.

The clues! The clues! Read them!

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

Stunning photo! Agave may not be native, but their sculptural beauty makes one forgive all their sins (of which there are not many).
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

It should be easy for you knowing what it is?

I hope? Or else this must be impossible for whoever does not know!

Still Robcar likes clues :wink: so I guess we'll leave this for him!

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 28
Replies: 18
Views: 34038

Triffids.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Something else.
Replies: 8
Views: 13601

As you can tell from the plants I photograph, my early morning rides often take me by the seaside ;-)

Here's a pic taken on the same day, for our Northerners let it be known that we've been having daily near-22deg C weather for quite some time now hehehehe \:D/
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: What is this exactly?
Replies: 4
Views: 9441

Thanks to all...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

Sdravko et al, remember Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

Well each time I read one of your posts I think of this:

http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/eatit.html

Must be your anthem... :!: :violent2:
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Pine tree but which?
Replies: 15
Views: 21126

I'm not really "into" pines, but why did you exclude halepensis completely? Which identifiers did you use to exclude this? These could help with determining the species. Young halepensis are rather variable from the adult. The pic is a bit too close up, the general shape of the tree would have given...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

I may be interested, if of course this is amenable to being a "group" thing.

I love Sicily and would gladly go there at every opportunity.

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

No 1 is not in my opinion "wild".

Cryptic Crossword Hint 1: Potatoes, possibly post - redbull, or maybe with conventional terrestrial reception?

Hint 2: You won't get any Chardonnay out of this one.

RB
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Something else.
Replies: 8
Views: 13601

Something else.

More stuff in the box.
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: What is this exactly?
Replies: 4
Views: 9441

What is this exactly?

Well I have to put something in the box other wise the posting wont work so here it is.
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

Bugger, I probably broke your "secure" image naming code. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Pic 2 must be therefore be http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week161.shtml.

Ruscus hypoglossum.

Is it so?

RB
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

2 - is that a Ruscus sp. flower?
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

Macfadyena unguis-cati what a name! I especially like the "-cati" bit, I guess it's counterpart would be "-doggy"

http://cals-cf.calsnet.arizona.edu/arbo ... _number=22

RB
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 41748

No 3 cats claw creeper yellow flowers long seedpods i have this the claws even can go into skin!
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

I can assure you that it was fully bare in summer, and that it has only started to go green with the first rains. It was under observation ;-) I really do not know if it will drop anything again around Jan, but it seems unlikely - as previous note, info I found indicate that in northern climes "spri...
by RB
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Is this a native, is this present anywhere in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 64192

Late april - late may.

Due to the elevation, I calculate that it is about one to one and a half months cooler than here, if that makes any sense to you!

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

Well it's not young :lol:, I just am not sure if it is black or short, and I would not mind a drink for my efforts :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

now there's enough for you!
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

Emm... emm... sorry but blame jack and his idea!! :roll:

Actually I am still not 100% of the EXACT species so I am also asking!!
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

C'mon Rob look it up... not difficult :!:

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Little carpeting plant
Replies: 9
Views: 14027

Mela bil Malti nghidula Euphorbia q***a :shock:

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Looks edible ! ! !
Replies: 14
Views: 25759

Small correction "becoming" popular - No, it has been popular for many many years now, I always remember this plant in many places. In fact if anything possibly due to greater choice of plants today it is used less than it was before, it tends to grow extremely fast and can look ugly if not attended...
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 24691

No, too easy... Ok not to spoil the fun - is this the "big" one or the "small" one? I seem to find info that this is a typical winter deciduous tree, but here it lost all its leaves in summer and started sprouting after the rains. However it is known as an early starter in Spring in much colder clim...
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Little carpeting plant
Replies: 9
Views: 14027

OK OK now that's overdoing it :roll:

Yup, that is almost certainly it, I checked out the hi-res pics and compared with some online pics and it's definitely E.p. else some other very closely related E. sp.

The difficulty is that my pics are not so good.

Thanks!

What's the status here, common?

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Seems like some form of chicory
Replies: 3
Views: 8079

Yep got my hands on the book.