Indigenous. Originating from the Maltese islands before man
Very Common Common Frequent
Very Rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer life form: GEOPHYTE (Bulbous/Rhizomatous plants) Germination: Monocotyledon
Legal Protection :
Protected by law: schedule VI of legal notice LN311/2006. (strictly protected species)
Red List (1989) :
This species has a threatened status and is listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
Garigue and rocky places.
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