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Index of Plant Families (9 families in this page)

AIZOACEAE
Fig-Marigold
AMARANTHACEAE
Amaranth
BASELLACEAE
Basella
CACTACEAE
Cactus
CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Pink (Carnation)
NYCTAGINACEAE
Bouganinvillae
PHYTOLACCACEAE
Pokeweed
POLYGONACEAE
Dock
PORTULACACEAE
Purslane
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AIZOACEAE
Rudolphi
( Fig-Marigold Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves usually opposite and fleshy. Calyx tubular or turbinate, often with fleshy lobes. Petals and stamens usually numerous. Ovary usually inferior or semi-inferior. Fruit woody and opening on moistening, or fleshy and indehiscent. Most of the genera that occur in Europe originate from South Africa. They are cultivated for ornament, and many have become naturalized in milder, more or less frost-free, coastal regions of S. and W. Europe. The taxonomy and nomenclature of this family is confused, since many species and genera have been described from cultivated plants in European gardens without knowledge of the precise origin of the material. Furthermore, these succulent plants make poor herbarium specimens and type specimens have not always been preserved or have not survived.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum cordifolia
Heartleaf Ice Plant,
Baby Sun Rose,
Broad-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Bolus

Main Synonym :
Aptenia cordifolia lancifolia
Sword-leafed Mesembryanthemum Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Brown

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme
Glaucous Hottenot Fig,
Point Sourfig Iceplant
Xuxet San Ġwann Rari,
Is-Swaba Tal-Madonna Rari
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Brown

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum edule
Hottenot Fig,
Kaffir Fig
Xuxet San Ġwann,
Is-Swaba Tal-Madonna
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(Hook.f.) L.Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum cooperi
Though Trailing Ice Plant,
Hardy Ice Plant,
Pink Carpet
Maltese Name Not Known May-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum crassifolium
Rounded Noon Flower,
Dew Plant,
Purple PigFace
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Jacq.) N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum
Creeping Ice Plant,
Noon Flower
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Haw.) N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum spectabile
Trailing Ice Plant Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Jacquin) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum croceum
Red Ice Plant,
Coppery Mesembryanthemum
Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
(Haworth) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum luteum
Rocky Point Ice Plant Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
(Haworth) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Crocanthus purpureocroceus
Tequila Sunrise Ice Plant Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
(L. f.)

Main Synonym :
Aptenia cordifolia
Heart-leaved Ice Plant,
Baby Sun Rose,
Broad-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Widnet Il-Ħanżir,
Widnet Il-Ġurdien
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cryophytum crystallinum
Crystal Ice Plant,
Silvery-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Kristallina Tar-ramel,
Kristallina Kbira
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
(L. Bolus) Klak

Main Synonym :
Aptenia lancifolia
Lance-leaved Ice Plant Qrun Il-Baqra Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cryophytum nodiflorum
Lesser Crystal Ice Plant,
Round-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Kristallina Tal-blat,
Kristallina Kommuni
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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images.


AMARANTHACEAE
Juss.
( Amaranth Family )
Subfamalies: Amaranthoideae; Gomphrenoideae; Betoideae; Camphorosmoideae; Chenopodioideae (= Chenopodiaceae family); Corispermoideae; Polycnemoideae; Salicornioideae; Salsoloideae; Suaedoideae

Family Description: Herbs or rarely small shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate, entire, exstipulate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, often in spicate or capitate, usually bracteate inflorescences; bracteoles 2-5. Perianth almost always dry and scarious, usually 4- or 5-merous; segments free or connate at base. Stamens 1-5, opposite the perianth-segments and usually not exserted. Ovary superior, unilocular; ovules amphitropous. Fruit with a membranous, rarely fleshy wall, dehiscing irregularly, or circumscissile (sometimes indehiscent).
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Watson

Main Synonym :
Galliaria blitoides
Mat Amaranth,
Prostate Pigweed
Denb Id-dib Tal-ward ħamrani May-Jan Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Albersia blitum
Purple Amaranth Denb Id-dib Tal-qsari May-Dec Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus edulis
Love-lies-bleeding,
Tassel Flower
Denb Id-dib Lixx May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus paniculatus
Red Amaranth Denb Id-dib Vjola Zgħir May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Albersia prostrata
Large-fruited Amaranth,
Spreading Amaranth,
Low Pigweed
Denb Id-dib Lixx May-Jan Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus melancholicus
Elephant-head Amaranth Denb Id-dib Vjola Kbir Oct-Mar Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Blitum graecizans
Spreading Pigweed Ghobbejra ħamra Jun-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus chlorostachys
Prince's Feather Amaranth,
Prince's Of Wales Feather Amaranth,
Hybrid Amaranth
Denb Id-dib Bagħal May-Dec Normal Profile
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images.
(Gillies ex Moq.) Gillies ex Hieron

Main Synonym :
Euloxus muricatus
African Amaranth,
Muricate Amaranth
Denb Id-dib Afrikan All Year Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus spicatus
Rough Pigweed,
Redroothed Amaranth,
Common Amaranth
Denb Id-dib Xewwikija May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus tristis
Joseph's Coat,
Summer Poinsettia,
Chinese Spinach
Denb Id-dib Ta' Tlett Kuluri May-Dec Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus gracilis
Slender Amaranth,
Green Amaranth,
Least Amaranth
Denb Id-dib ħadra May-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
(Moric.) K.Koch

Main Synonym :
Arthrocnemum glaucum
Glaucous Glasswort,
Perennial Glasswort,
Shrubby Glasswort
Almeridja Tal-blat Jul-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
Edmontson

Main Synonym :
Atriplex patula subsp. glabriuscula
Babington's Orache,
Scotland Orache
Bjanka Lixxa Aug-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex halimoides
Shrubby Orache,
Mediterranean Salt Bush,
Shrubby Sea Orache
Bjanka,
Ħaxixa Mielħa
Aug-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
(Brullo & Pavone) G. Kadereit et Sukhor.

Main Synonym :
Cremnophyton lanfrancoi
Maltese Cliff Orache Bjanka Tal-irdum Aug-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriples salina
Common Orache,
Spear Saltbush
Bjanka Skarza Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Halimione portulacoides
Sea Purslane Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex prostrata subsp. triangularis
Spear-leaved Orache,
Triangle Orache,
Thinleaf Orache
Selq Il-baħar Jul-Nov Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex foliolosa
Rosy Orache,
Tumbling Saltweed
Selq Tal-werqa Roża Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) A. J. Scott

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium scoparia
Summer Cypress,
Kochia
Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Beta cicla
Wild Beet Selq Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Arcang.

Main Synonym :
Beta maritima
Sea Beet Selq Tal-kosta Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium viride
Fat Hen,
Lambsquarters
Għobbejra Bajdanija Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(Krasan) J. Murr

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Striated Fat Hen Għobbejra Bajdanija Strixxata Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
Smith

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium populifolium
Fig-leaved Goosefoot Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
Don

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium atriplicis
Tree Spinach Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium angulosum
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium flavum
Nettle-leaved Goosefoot Għobbejra ħadra Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
Schrad. ex W.D.J.Koch & Ziz

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium triangulare
Grey Goosefoot,
Seaport Goosefoot
Għobbejra Griża May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
Roth

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium album var. striatum
Striated Fat Hen Għobbejra Bajdanija Strixxata Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium deltoideum
Upright Goosefoot,
City Goosefoot
Għobbejra Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium foetidum
Stinking Goosefoot,
Notchweed
Għobbejra Tinten Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Mosyakin & Clemants

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium ambrosioides
Mexican Tea,
Wormseed
Għobbejra Tfuħ Te' Falz Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
Woods

Main Synonym :
Salicornia appressa
Twiggy Glasswort Almeridja Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Salsola turgida
Saltwort,
Prickly Saltwort
Ħaxixa Tal-irmied Xewwikija Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
Botschantzev

Main Synonym :
Darniella melitensis
Maltese Salt Tree Xebb,
Siġra Tal-irmied
Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Kali soda
Opposite-leaved Saltwort,
Smooth-leaved Saltwort
Ħaxixa Tal-irmied Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Scott

Main Synonym :
Arthrocnemum fruticosum
Shrubby Glasswort Almeridja Arbuxxel Tal-blat Aug-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Spinacia glabra
Spinach Spinaċi Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Dumort.

Main Synonym :
Salsola sedoides
Common Seablite Swejda Tal-baħar Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
Gmelin

Main Synonym :
Salsola fruticosa
Shrubby Seablite,
Alkali Seablite
Swejda Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.


BASELLACEAE
Moq.-Tand.
( Basella Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Glabrous, perennial, twining herbs, usually fleshy. Leaves alternate, usually ovate with a more or less cordate base, entire. Flowers in spikes, racemes or racemose panicles, hermaphrodite. Sepals 2; petals 5; stamens 5, opposite petals. Ovary unilocular, with 3 styles and a single basal ovule. Fruit indehiscent, fleshy, surrounded by persistent sepals and petals.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Tenore) Steenis

Main Synonym :
Boussingaultia cordifolia
Madeira Vine Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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images.


CACTACEAE
Juss.
( Cactus Family )
Subfamalies: Cactoideae; Maihuenioideae; Opuntioideae; Pereskioideae

Family Description: Perennial, succulent plants; stems columnar, cylindrical or flattened, often jointed (the individual segments being referred to as joints). Leaves absent or small, subulate, caducous. Branches, spines, flowers and sometimes barbed bristles (glochids) developed from more or less circular, cushion-like structures (areoles) situated in leaf-axils when leaves are present. Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary, sessile. Perianth with tube; sepals numerous and intergrading with petals, all imbricate in several rows. Stamens numerous; filaments inserted on perianth-throat. Style 1; stigmas 2 to many. Ovary inferior, 1-celled; placentae 3 or more, parietal; ovules numerous. Fruit a berry, often spiny or glochidiate, usually many-seeded.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Hummelink

Main Synonym :
Acanthocereus pentagonus
Barbed Wire Cereus,
Pitahaya Anaranjada
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Muhlenpfordt) Backeberg

Main Synonym :
Opuntia subulata
Eve's Needle,
Cane Cholla
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Haworth) Britton & Rose

Main Synonym :
Cereus undatus
Red Pitaya,
Dragon Fruit,
Strawberry Pear
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Ker-Gawler) Haworth

Main Synonym :
Cactus indicus
Erect Prickly Pear Maltese Name Not Known May-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Opuntia ficus-barbarica
Prickly Pear,
Indian Fig,
Barbary Fig
Bajtar Tax-xewk,
Bajtar Tal-Indja,
Franċiż
May-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
(Lehm.) Pfeiff.

Main Synonym :
Opuntia macrocalyx
Bunny Ears Cactus,
Angel's Wings,
Polka-dot Cactus
Maltese Name Not Known May-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
F.A.C.Weber

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Cocoche Loco,
Nopal Crinado
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Prickly Pear Cactus,
Palma Brava
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.


CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Juss.
( Pink (Carnation) Family )
Subfamalies: Alsinoideae; Silenoideae; Paronychioideae

Family Description: Herbs, more rarely small shrubs. Leaves usually opposite and decussate, more rarely alternate or verticillate, simple, entire, with or without scarious stipules. Flowers actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, often in bracteate dichasia. Sepals 4 or 5, free, or fused and often united by scarious strips of tissue (commissures) alternating with the calyx-teeth. Petals (0-)4 or 5, free. Stamens usually 8-10, obdiplostemonous. Ovary superior, unilocular at least above, with 1 to numerous campylotropous ovules on a basal or free-central placenta; stigmas (1)2-5. Fruit usually a capsule, dehiscing with teeth equalling the styles in number or twice as many; more rarely fruit a berry or achene.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Lychnis githago
Corn Cockle Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Thyme-leaved Sandwort Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Persoon

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Grey Mouse-Ear,
Grey Chickweed
Widen Il-ġurdien Abjad Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Thuillier

Main Synonym :
Cerastium acutatum
Broad-leaved Mouse-Ear,
Sticky Mouse-Ear,
Sticky Chickweed
Widen Il-ġurdien Idellek Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Viviani

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Large-flowered Mouse-Ear Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with

images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Herniaria hirsuta subsp. cinerea
Grey Rupture-Wort Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Rupture-Wort Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.
(Link) Maly

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Sandwort Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Lamarck

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Silvery Paronychia Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Boissier

Main Synonym :
Paronychia capitata subsp. macrosepala
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Bivona) DC.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Few-flowered Allseed Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Cavanilles

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Two-leaved Allseed Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Four-leaved Allseed,
Four-leaved Manyseed
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Forsskal

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pteranthus Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(Poiret) F. N. Williams

Main Synonym :
Minuartia geniculata
Woody Sandwort,
Woody Rhodasline
Ramlina Għawdxija,
Rodalsine
Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Ardoino

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Annual Pearlwort Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
G. Don

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Pearlwort Ġawhra Tax-xatt Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Procumbent Pearlwort Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairless Catchfly Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Jussieui ex Jacquin

Main Synonym :
Silene vespertina
Dense-flowered Catchfly Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Godron

Main Synonym :
Lychnis coelirosa
Rose Catchfly Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Poiret

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pink Pirouette,
Dwarf Pink Star,
Mediterranean Catchfly
Ilsien L-għasfur,
Sieq Iz-Zakak
Jan-May Detailed Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Woody Catchfly,
Shrubby Campion
Lsien L-Għasfur Tal-Blat Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Small-flowered Catchfly Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Night-flowering Catchfly Lsien L-għasfur Ta' Bil-lejl Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Drooping Catchfly Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Poiret

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Catchfly Lsien L-għasfur Irqiq Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
(Moench) Garcke

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bladder Campion,
Bird's Egg,
Maiden's Tears
Qasqejża Jan-May Detailed Profile
with

images.
Hayek

Main Synonym :
Silene angustifolia
Narrow-leaved Bladder Campion Qasqejża Tal-weraq Dojjoq Jan-May Normal Profile
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images.
(Scheele) Graebner

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Boccone's Sea-Spurrey,
Greek Sea-Spurrey,
Large-flowered Sand Spurrey
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Gussone) Boissier

Main Synonym :
Spergularia salsuginea
Southern Sea-Spurrey Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Spergularia marginata
Greater Sea-Spurrey,
Diandra Sea-Spurrey
Arenarja Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Presl

Main Synonym :
Spergularia marina
Lesser Sea-Spurrey,
Salt Sand Spurrey,
Saltmarsh Sand Spurrey
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Jordan & Fourreau) Beguinot

Main Synonym :
Stellaria media subsp. cupaniana
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Villars

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Chickweed Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Weihe

Main Synonym :
Stellaria media subsp. neglecta
Greater Chickweed Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(Dumort) Murbeck

Main Synonym :
Stellaria media subsp. pallida
Lesser Chickweed Ħarira Bajda Jan-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(Miller) Rauschert

Main Synonym :
Vaccaria pyramidata
Cowherb Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.


NYCTAGINACEAE
Juss.
( Bouganinvillae Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or woody climbers, often with swollen nodes. Leaves simple, entire, exstipulate. Flowers solitary or in small, terminal umbels (rarely in whorls), subtended by bracts which often simulate a perianth. Perianth petaloid, tubular, with a short, 5-lobed limb; lower part of tube persistent and concrescent with the fruit to form an achene-like anthocarp. Stamens usually 3-5. Ovary superior, 1-celled, containing a single ovule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Choisy

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Lesser Bougainvillea,
Paper Flower
Buganvilla żgħira Feb-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
Willdenow

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bougainvillea Buganvilla Feb-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Mirabilis odorata
Four O'clock Flower,
Marvel Of Peru
Ħummejr Dec-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.


PHYTOLACCACEAE
R. Br.
( Pokeweed Family )
Subfamalies: Agdestioideae; Phytolaccoideae; Rivinioideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or trees with alternate, entire leaves. Flowers in racemes. Perianth-segments 5, free, persistent. Stamens hypogynous. Carpels united at least at the base (rarely free), each containing a single ovule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Phytolacca decandra
American Pokeweed,
American Nightshade,
Cancer Jalap
Russett Jun-Dec Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Phytolacca arborea
Ombu,
Elephant Tree,
Bella Umbra
Maltese Name Not Known May-Aug Normal Profile
with

images.


POLYGONACEAE
Juss.
( Dock Family )
Subfamalies: Polygonoideae; Eriogonoideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or climbers. Leaves nearly always alternate; stipules often united to form a membranous sheath (ochrea). Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual; perianth 3- to 6-merous, herbaceous, often enlarging and becoming membranous in fruit. Stamens usually 6-9. Ovary superior, unilocular; styles 2-4; ovule solitary, basal. Fruit a trigonous or lenticular nut.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Campdera

Main Synonym :
Rumex spinosus
Spiny Dock,
Devil's Thorn,
Spiny Emex
Selq Xewwieki Jan-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Louis Henry) Holub

Main Synonym :
Bilderdykia aubertii
Silver Lace Vine,
Pink Flamingo Plant
Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Love

Main Synonym :
Fallopia baldschuanica
Black Bindweed Leblieba ħadra May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
(Willdenow) Gomez

Main Synonym :
Polygonum glabrum
Dense-flowered Knotweed Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Brown) Sojak

Main Synonym :
Polygonum lapathifolium subsp. lanigera
African Persicaria Persikarja Roża Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Gray

Main Synonym :
Polygonum lapathifolium
Pale Persicaria Maltese Name Not Known May-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(Willdenow) Asenov

Main Synonym :
Polygonum serrulatum
Willow-leaved Knotgrass Persikarja Tal-Baħrija May-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
(Meissner) Sojak

Main Synonym :
Polygonum senegalensis
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
Boreau

Main Synonym :
Polygonum aviculare subsp. arenastrum
Prostrate Knotgrass Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygonum nanum
Knotgrass,
Prostate Knotweed
Lewża Tar-raba Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
Allioni

Main Synonym :
Polygonum nudum
Narrow-leaved Knotgrass Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Knotgrass Lewża Tal-baħar Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Acetosa bucephalophora
Red Dock,
Horned Dock
Selq ħamrani Dec-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Murray

Main Synonym :
Rumex glomeratus
Clustered Dock,
Green Dock,
Sharp Dock
Qarsajja Tal-ilma Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex elongatus
Curly Dock Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Rumex graecus
Crested Dock,
Greek Dock
Qarsajja Kbira Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex acutus
Broad-leaved Dock Maltese Name Not Known May-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex lyratus
Fiddle Dock Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Red-Veined Dock Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.


PORTULACACEAE
Juss.
( Purslane Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Annual or perennial herbs, usually glabrous and fleshy. Leaves simple, entire. Flowers solitary or in cymes, hermaphrodite. Sepals 2; petals 4-6, free or joined below; stamens 3 to many. Ovary unilocular, with 1 to many campylotropous ovules on a basal placenta. Fruit a capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Purslane,
Little Hogweed
Burdlieqa May-Oct Normal Profile
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images.



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