Grey-green leaved plant from Attard

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Grey-green leaved plant from Attard

Post by AlanOuten » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:43 pm

This plant looks to me as if it is Chenopodiaceae but I am uncertain of the species identification and winder if anyone can help. Several plants were found growing at Attard on 21 August 2012. This year (2013) i failed to find it there.

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:42 am

It is an annual plant in the Euphorbaceae: Chrozophora tinctoria, much used in the past for extractinf ink (hence the epithet 'tinctoria')
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Post by AlanOuten » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:09 am

Many thanks Stephen. Of course it is and I am kicking myself now despite the fact that I have never seen it before! It does though help to get the right family and I was misled into thinking Chenopodiaceae!

Alan

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