Post anything you like about the flora of the Maltese islands.
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An ornamental plant, found as a garden escape in wasteland and spreading its numerous and large ivy-like leaves over ground or twining with shrubby or erect plants.
Some cuttings were disposed away by the owner of the garden who owe this ipomoea in the nearabout wasteground. 1 year later it is found twining over plants and covering the ground rapidly.
The dark side of some invasive ornamentals.
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yep, some ormnamental vines tend to be too successfull. Just look at Birkirkara valley.
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Nevertheless, MWP, I like them because they cover perfect the rubbish and trash
serious: I. indica is one of the invasive ornamentals and should be controlled.
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It does not seed all that well; it DOES seed, but relatively little, totally self-generated unscientific statistics show that maybe 1% of flowers end up with seed.
But agree that to cover some crap these plants are useful!
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There are several areas covered with these blue flowers.
Maybe it will replace Oxalis in a couple of years time !