Casual or accidental alien. Species that was introduced in Malta rather recently and normally it is short-lived
or resticted to small populations for a short time, without becoming widespread or invasive.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
March – May
Colour of Flowers:
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
pratensis: Pasture land, that is vegetated fields used for for cattle to graze on. Species often found in this habitat. (Latin origin )
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region. (from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019) Country codes
Ab(A) Ag Al Ar Au(A) Be Bl(M) Br Bu By Ca(C) Co Cs Ct Cy Da Es Fa Fe Ga(F) Ge Gg Gr Hb He Ho Hs(S) Hu IJ Is It LS Lt Lu Ma Md(D M) Mo No Po Rf(C CS E N NW S) Rm Sa Sb Si(S) Sk Sl Sr Su Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Az(F M T) Cr Li]
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