Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Malta's National Plant - 'Widnet il-Bahar'
This plant has been declared Malta's national plant in 1971 and is endemic to the Maltese Islands, being found only in Malta and Gozo in the world. It's habitat is mostly seaside coralline limestone cliffs and screes, where it grows with other Maltese endemic plants. It's English name amongst others is Maltese - Rock Centuary, and it's scientific name is : Palaeocyonus Crassifolius (Bertoloni) Dostal. This is one of the photos my friend Laetitia's has taken on her day visit to San Anton gardens.