Plant ID from leaves

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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Plant ID from leaves

Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:45 pm

Here are 3 photo of 2 plants

Plant A (2 photos): Is a prostrate plant found on patches of soil on basre rock. I wonder if it is something uncommon or not


Plant B (1 photo): I can't recal to which plant these pinnate leaves belong to, though they are familiar somehow.

Any Ideas what plant A or B might be. Both seen at Wied Incita.
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Plant 1

Post by MWP admin » Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:37 pm

I think Plant 1, with the pinatifid leaves is the Wild carrot (so nothing special about it). Still clueless and searching for plant 2... (wish to be Maltese toadflax!!)
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Post by jackpot » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:55 am

plant 1 ok
plant 2 I don`t think so- it is hairy. Malt. Toadf. should be glabrous... :cry:

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Hair is water dew

Post by MWP admin » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:04 am

Maybe the photo is tricky, but the white hair-like thing is nothing more than dew and water droplets. There is a part in the pic (maybe where I handled the plant to examine it) which has no water droplet (or 'hair') and it is somehow glabrous. I can't personally recall if it is glabrous or not, but I can always go and recheck.

Although morphologically it could be Maltese toadflax, I am not 100% convinced about it becasue it is stated that it prefers arid, dry places, while this was found in a valley bank (quite damp). I am more leaned to mediterranean toadflax, the one of the 4 toadflax plants reported by Haslam to be found in wied incita, but on the other side it was not growing in cultivated land like fields, but in a rock pocket with some soil.
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Actually it is not Glabrous

Post by MWP admin » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:54 pm

I examined in depth again some other photos of this plant and I could confirm Jackpot that actually it is not galbrous. The stems are covered with very soft erect white hair. The leaves probably the same. What could it be then?
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:40 pm

Went again to wied incita specificaly for checking this plant (and seeds of Clematis cirrhosa) and I confirm it is hairy. Pubescent I would describe - short, fine, white, moderately dense on the stem, less on the leaves.

So it is not the glabrous Maltese Toadflax
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the hairy thing

Post by jackpot » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:27 pm

Admini- I suppose it is Kickxia spuria

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