April 4, 2020

Common yet pretty flowers – The Greater Snapdragon

Rubble walls in Malta often serve a multitude of different purposes – not just as border between fields and to prevent soil erosion but also they […]
March 3, 2020

Early sprouting of the Wild Asparagus

2020 has so far been characterised by dry spells with January being the driest in 13 years, and February being regarded as one of the driest […]
January 27, 2020

Local edible nutritious weeds: the Stinging Nettles

The lush Maltese countryside is now indicative of winter-time, associated with greenery and wild flowering plants. Amongst the plant which blends in the greenery, but which […]
November 5, 2019

Time for the Yellow-throated Crocus

In particular garrigue areas within the Maltese Islands, autumn time brings along the blooming of the Yellow-throated Crocus flower (Crocus longiflorus, Żagħfran Salvaġġ).This plant belongs in […]
June 10, 2019

Wild Artichoke Blooms

The surrounding garrigue is already indicating summer conditions. Only patches of green grasses remain, otherwise several plants have already dried up. But, the purple blooms of […]
May 16, 2019

Free Walks and the bright purple Orchid

The garrigue areas of Dingli Cliffs have started to obtain the summer landscape, with patches of brown grasses amidst the remaining greenery. A plant which clearly […]
May 11, 2019

Maltese Wild flora and their cultivated relatives

.The transformation of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming – the Neolithic Revolution – resulted in crop cultivation as the first expression of agriculture. […]
April 24, 2019

Wild Garlic Blooms and culinary use

The garlic is amongst the most common ingredients of the typical Mediterranean cuisine. Being a versatile seasoning, garlic complements many savoury dishes and it has been […]
April 15, 2019

Spring-time flowers of Dingli Cliffs

The presence of spring is clear in the surrounding landscape – the fine balance between winter and summer is distinctive by the presence of wild plants, […]