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Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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Post by wolf » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:13 pm

I invariably find very small-flowered plants incredibly difficult to identify so here are two

1. the yellow flower is less than 3mm across and the plant is barely an inch high - seems to inhabit disturbed / dry ground

2. the light blue flowers are also small less than 5mm I wud say. Invariably I come across this one ( or similar ) in valley bottoms only so it must like some shade as well as humid conditions

any ideas ?

thanks

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:27 am

I think I have seen that Vicia at Wied Qirda valley bottom. Have you seen it there too? Regards the Asteraceae no idea. From the flower looks all the same. Maybe you can post fruit and leaves pics if you have.
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Post by Sdravko » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:34 am

The Asteraceae could be a lata Hypochaeris scabra.

The Vicia is difficult. Maybe tenuissima or tetrasperma but need the plant with fruits. if you find it again press it for me. At the moment i am struggeling with this group of little lilac Vicias too.

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Post by wolf » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:20 pm

thanks
yes vicia from qirda - found bingemma too ...unless that was different
no fruit pics !

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Post by jackpot » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:26 pm

Sdravko: you meant Hyoseris scabra :!:
Vicia: I dont know but never tetrasperma!

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Post by Sdravko » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:06 am

Yes, Hyoseris. Sorry for the typing mistake. :oops:
V. tenuissima grows at the valleybottom of Wied Qirda so that must be your plant.

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Post by wolf » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:27 pm

thanks Sdravko - it is at least a consolation for me that very small plants give a hard time to experts llike you as well - with me they just give me a headache as the net does not always provide enough material for identification

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