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by jackpot
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 3
Replies: 10
Views: 16110

Hi all- yes, well done with Tribulus terrestris . A barkeeper of a hotel during may stays told me that this plant is a Maltese endemic one, growing only at sites of Valettas fortifications, and that the knights hold Tribulus sacred, under the name of the "Maltese-Cross-Plant", due to the fruit (MWP ...
by jackpot
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 3
Replies: 10
Views: 16110

Sorry about this provocation but sometimes it could be more helpful for plant protection to present those ugly views instead of nice flowers of a "make-believe-ideal-world"...
Here is a second help (the trash was the first help)!
by jackpot
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Taraxacum officinale
Replies: 12
Views: 18441

he, he, be careful: There is an indigenous species (Taraxacum bitynicum agg.), growing rarely in Malta. Introducing T. officinalis, it could (would very easily) become a pest on your islands and destroy many other things, like your Oxalis. It is almost impossible to control T. officinalis, even not ...
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 3
Replies: 10
Views: 16110

jackpot quiz 3

sorry for this pic, but this is also wildlife... :cry:
Anyone who knows the species (after you detected the plant)?
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 1
Replies: 16
Views: 23551

Admin, sometimes I put a flower at the top of another stem and ask student- to sharpen their eyes. But of course you are right, in this forum we should not do so (may be later in 2 or 3 years.... :wink: )
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 37741

Stephen, I think you are right with Cistus creticus var. creticus f. albus! Wolf: Is the site where you found it at Selmun close to the site of the pink Cistus? Now: 1. what is a hybrid: a hybrid is the product of e.g. gardeners crossing between 2 organisms (varieties, species or even genus- e.g. ve...
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 13
Views: 15501

verbenacea after dog attack

ok- Stephen, we meant this!
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 27388

ok, when the pic was done in spring it has to be the rare M. neglectum! Very very good, Stephen, I would like to get a more detailed site information (later) for our next field trip. Boys: short remark to the topic albinos: have a look at http://nafoku.de/flora/htm/muscneg4.htm
:wink:
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: question for jack... ( or whoever cares to answer )
Replies: 6
Views: 13396

Wolf- I had to leave quick yesterday, so I only could confirm short, now the help for you: great reed - arundo donax: has leaves which stick out horizontally, false reed - arundo plinii: has upturned leaves, common reeed - phragmites australis: has a one-sided inflorescence, in contrast to the arund...
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 15937

...feldia
by jackpot
Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 15937

Brassica (napus or rapa) or Hirschfeldis
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 27388

ahhh, you meant Frawla Salvaġġa :wink: Creeping Cinquefoil, I searched my text and could not find it due to the missing e - I really do not know the english names..
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 13
Views: 15501

....jackpot is confused....
is it a ---? ...ok mutation or hybrid? NO ALBINO :wink:
Wolf: have you seen the dog of Admini close to this plant?? :lol:
ok, seriously: I have no idea, I do not think it is Salvia verbenaca.
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Purple Veined Trumpets
Replies: 2
Views: 5735

super, il-Pine! Quiz-Question: which flower of both is younger than the other? :wink:
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 27388

what is creeping cinqufoil? sorry
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 27388

I did it- the Reed (chatten with wolf).
Not really rare are both Muscari species, I suppose- you have still autumn??? Dec is winter, in my opinion... :cry:
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP QUIZ No.4
Replies: 10
Views: 15937

Crucifers: no fruits no answer! :roll: (could be Diplo. ten.) but as far as I know you meanwhile, I think it is not as easy... :wink:
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: question for jack... ( or whoever cares to answer )
Replies: 6
Views: 13396

exactly!
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 30457

However, it is an ornamental Amaranthus (after contact with Adminis doc, see picture no. 5) :lol:
by jackpot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Dark Blue-Violet Bells
Replies: 26
Views: 27388

Muscari parviflorum (in Autumn)
by jackpot
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 37741

oh boy- Cistus, Hybrids and Albinos, three topics which need to be discussed each for hours... (not tonight) :roll:
by jackpot
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: question for jack... ( or whoever cares to answer )
Replies: 6
Views: 13396

Wolf: no surprise with the confusing "Reeds". Arundo donax=Great Reed, Arundo pliniana (syn. A. plinii)=Dwarf Reed, False Reed. There are hundreds of Reeds, like Phragmites australis=Common Reed, what do you mean with Lesser Reed? I only know Lesser Reedmace=Typha. In Ghadira I only remember Common ...
by jackpot
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 30457

Stephen, the red monster could be Amaranthus caudatus (usually also leaves are reddish-brown) or a close relative, a cultivar etc. (they are sometimes cultivated in Maltas flowerbeds.
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 1
Replies: 16
Views: 23551

yes, B. spectabilis or B. glabra . The corolla is not yellow- it is whitish. Few flowers are arranged together, surrounded by (e.g. the red) inflorescence bracts, like in Asteraceae or Euphorbiaceae. The pinkish touch of the corolla was the result of changing the colour of the bracts via Photoshop :...
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: pine quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 9469

:oops:
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: tricky....?
Replies: 26
Views: 37741

with man-made-mutation I mean wolf-made-mutation- he cutted out the flower from a Cistus monspeliensis picture and moved it to a picture of Cistus creticus (from Selmun) via Adobe Photoshop...Right Wolf? 1 beer for me and 1 beer for Admini (cause I have to give him one). :lol:
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 30457

Admini: you missed my small joke (watch the yellow flower, and then watch the plant being "attacked" by the dog)... :D
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant ID from leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 8944

the hairy thing

Admini- I suppose it is Kickxia spuria
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: First snapshots from the new camera!
Replies: 9
Views: 30457

Nice pictures. I can see that you shot CanonPics0.jpg before CanonPics5.jpg :lol:
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: pine quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 9469

I am quite sure with Geranium, I guess G. rotundifolium?