Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl(=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family) 123 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Maltese name(s) :
Suffejra ta' Sqallija
Status for Malta :
Subendemic. Found in Malta and neighbouring territories such as in Sicily,
Lampedusa, Pantelleria, and other islands.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: CHAMEOPHYTE ( dwarf or small woody shrubs )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)
Flowering Time :
January – April
Colour of Flowers:
Yellow or Orange
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
Calendula: Derived from Latin word 'kalendae' that means first day of the month but is thought to allude to the plant's long flowering season - as if it last for all the months of the calendar. (Latin origin )
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Species Images (5 images)
Calendula stellata - Image Code: CALST-0.
Calendula stellata - Image Code: CALST-1.
Calendula stellata - Image Code: CALST-2.
Calendula stellata - Image Code: CALST-3.
Calendula stellata - Image Code: CALST-4.
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