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Index of Plant Families (127 families in this page)

ACANTHACEAE
Acanthus
AIZOACEAE
Fig-Marigold
ALISMATACEAE
Water-plantain
AMARANTHACEAE
Amaranth
AMARYLLIDACEAE
Daffodil or Amaryllis
ANACARDIACEAE
Pistachio
APIACEAE
Carrot
APOCYNACEAE
Dogbane
ARACEAE
Arum
ARALIACEAE
Aralia
ARAUCARIACEAE
Araucaria
ARECACEAE
Palm
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
Sandalwood
ASPARAGACEAE
Asparagus
ASPHODELACEAE
(-> Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Asphodel
ASPLENIACEAE
Spleenwort
ASTERACEAE
Daisy or Sunflower
BASELLACEAE
Basella
BERBERIDACEAE
Barberry
BIGNONIACEAE
Bignonia
BORAGINACEAE
Borage
BRASSICACEAE
Mustard or Cress
CACTACEAE
Cactus
CAESALPINIACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Caesalpinia
CAMPANULACEAE
Bellflower
CANNABACEAE
Hemp
CAPPARIDACEAE
Caper
CAPRIFOLIACEAE
Honeysuckle
CARICACEAE
Papaya
CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Pink or Carnation
CASUARINACEAE
Ironwood
CISTACEAE
Rock-rose
COLCHICACEAE
Colchicum
COMMELINACEAE
Spiderwort
CONVOLVULACEAE
BindWeed
CRASSULACEAE
Stonecrop
CUCURBITACEAE
Gourd or Cucumber
CUPRESSACEAE
Cypress
CYMODOCEACEAE
Manatee-grass
CYNOMORIACEAE
Cynomoriaceae
CYPERACEAE
Sedge
DIOSCOREACEAE
Yam
DRYOPTERIDACEAE
Buckler fern
EBENACEAE
Ebony
ELAEAGNACEAE
Oleaster
ELATINACEAE
Elatine
EPHEDRACEAE
Joint-Pine
EQUISETACEAE
Horsetail
ERICACEAE
Heath
EUPHORBIACEAE
Spurge
FABACEAE
Pea
FAGACEAE
Oak
FRANKENIACEAE
Sea Heath
FUMARIACEAE
Fumitoy
GENTIANACEAE
Gentian
GERANIACEAE
Geranium
HALORAGACEAE
Water-milfoil
HYDROCHARITACEAE
Tape Grass
HYPERICACEAE
Saint John's Wort
IRIDACEAE
Iris
ISOETACEAE
Quillwort
JUGLANDACEAE
Walnut
JUNCACEAE
Rush
JUNCAGINACEAE
Arrow-grass
LAMIACEAE
Mint
LAURACEAE
Laurel
LILIACEAE
Lily
LINACEAE
Flax
LYTHRACEAE
Loosestrife
MALVACEAE
Mallow
MELIACEAE
Persian Lilac
MIMOSACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Acacias
MORACEAE
Mulberry
MUSACEAE
Banana
MYRTACEAE
Myrtle
NYCTAGINACEAE
Four o'clock
NYMPHAEACEAE
Water Lilies
OLEACEAE
Olive
ONAGRACEAE
Evening Primrose
ORCHIDACEAE
Orchid
OROBANCHACEAE
Broomrape
OXALIDACEAE
WoodSorrel
PAPAVERACEAE
Poppy
PASSIFLORACEAE
Passion Flower
PHYTOLACCACEAE
Pokeweed
PINACEAE
Pine
PITTOSPORACEAE
Pittosporum
PLANTAGINACEAE
Plantain
PLATANACEAE
Plane / Sycamore
PLUMBAGINACEAE
Liverwort
POACEAE
Grass
POLYGALACEAE
Milkwort
POLYGONACEAE
Dock
POLYPODIACEAE
Polypod Fern
PONTEDERIACEAE
Water-Hyacinth
PORTULACACEAE
Purslane
POSIDONIACEAE
Posidonia
POTAMOGETONACEAE
Pondweed
PRIMULACEAE
Primrose
PTERIDACEAE
Fern
RANUNCULACEAE
Buttercup
RESEDACEAE
Mignonette
RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn
ROSACEAE
Rose
RUBIACEAE
Bedstraw
RUPPIACEAE
Ditchgrass
RUTACEAE
Rue
SALICACEAE
Willow
SALVINIACEAE
Salvinia
SANTALALES
Sandalwood
SAPINDACEAE
Soapberry
SAXIFRAGACEAE
Saxifrage
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Figwort
SELAGINELLACEAE
Spikemoss
SIMAROUBACEAE
Tree of Heaven
SMILACACEAE
Catbrier
SOLANACEAE
Potato
TAMARICACEAE
Tamarix
TROPAEOLACEAE
Nasturtium
TYPHACEAE
Cat-tail
ULMACEAE
Elm
URTICACEAE
Nettle
VERBENACEAE
Vervain
VIOLACEAE
Violet
VITACEAE
Vine
ZOSTERACEAE
Eelgrass
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Creosote Bush
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ACANTHACEAE
Juss.
( Acanthus Family )
Subfamalies: Acanthoideae; Avicennioideae; Nelsonioideae; Thunbergioideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, exstipulate. Flowers zygomorphic, in spike-like inflorescences. Bracts often conspicuous, coloured. Calyx 4-lobed, 2-lipped, or campanulate, 5-fid. Corolla sympetalous, zygomorphic, with a short tube; limb 2-lipped with the upper lip subentire and the lower 3-fid, or 1-lipped with the upper lip absent. Stamens 2 or 4. Ovary superior, 2-locular, with axile placentae; style single, unequally 2-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule with indurated funicles (jaculators) which eject the seeds.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus spinulosus Host
Bear's Breech,
Artists's Acanthus,
Oyster plant
Ħannewija May-Jun Detailed Profile
with
50
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus spinosissimus Pers.
Spiny Bear's Breeches Ħannewija xewwikija May-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Adhatoda vasica Nees
Malabar Nut Ġustizja Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
2
images.


AIZOACEAE
Rudolphi
( Fig-Marigold Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves usually opposite and fleshy. Calyx tubular or turbinate, often with fleshy lobes. Petals and stamens usually numerous. Ovary usually inferior or semi-inferior. Fruit woody and opening on moistening, or fleshy and indehiscent. Most of the genera that occur in Europe originate from South Africa. They are cultivated for ornament, and many have become naturalized in milder, more or less frost-free, coastal regions of S. and W. Europe. The taxonomy and nomenclature of this family is confused, since many species and genera have been described from cultivated plants in European gardens without knowledge of the precise origin of the material. Furthermore, these succulent plants make poor herbarium specimens and type specimens have not always been preserved or have not survived.
1
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) L. Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L.
Hybrid Glaucous Hottenot Fig,
Hybrid Sourfig Iceplant
Xuxet San Ġwann il-komuni,
Is-Swaba tal-Madonna il-komuni
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
18
images.
(L.) L. Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L.
Glaucous Hottenot Fig,
Point Sourfig Iceplant
Xuxet San Ġwann iż-żgħira,
Is-Swaba tal-Madonna iż-żgħira
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(L.) N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum edule L.
Hottenot Fig,
Kaffir Fig
Xuxet San Ġwann is-safra,
Is-Swaba tal-Madonna is-safra
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Hook. fil.) L.Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum cooperi Hoof f.
Though Trailing Ice Plant,
Hardy Ice Plant,
Pink Carpet
Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(L.) L.Bolus

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum crassifolium L.
Rounded Noon Flower,
Dew Plant,
Purple PigFace
Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum hispidum L.
Hairy Dewflower,
Miniature Pigs Face
Kristallina vjola iż-żgħira,
Drożantema sufija
May-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(L.) N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum aureum L.
Golden Vygie Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Jacquin) N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum Jacq.
Lampranthus roseus (Willdenow) Schwantes
Creeping Ice Plant,
Noon Flower
Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
4
images.
N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum spectabile Haw.
Trailing Ice Plant Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Jacq.) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum croceum Jacq.
Red Ice Plant,
Coppery Mesembryanthemum
Kristallina kbira l-oranġo All Year Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(Haw.) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Mesembryanthemum luteum Haw.
Rocky Point Ice Plant Kristallina kbira is-safra All Year Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(Haw.) Schwantes

Main Synonym :
Crocanthus purpureocroceus (Haw.) L.Bolus
Tequila Sunrise Ice Plant Kristallina ta' żewġ ilwien All Year Normal Profile
with
12
images.
N.E.Br.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Pink-flowered hybrid Malephora Maltese name not known Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L. fil.

Main Synonym :
Aptenia cordifolia (L. fil.) Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia (L. fil.) Schwantes
Heart-leaved Ice Plant,
Baby Sun Rose,
Lilac Aptenia
Widnet il-ħanżir,
Widnet il-Ġurdien
Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cryophytum crystallinum (L.) N.E.Br.
Crystal Ice Plant,
Silvery-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Kristallina tar-ramel,
Kristallina kbira
May-Jul Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(L.Bolus) Klak

Main Synonym :
Aptenia lancifolia L. Bolus
Aptenia lancifolia L. Bolus
Lance-leaved Ice Plant,
Lesser Baby Sun Rose,
Red Aptenia
Qrun il-baqra Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cryophytum nodiflorum (L.) L.Bolus
Lesser Crystal Ice Plant,
Round-leaved Mesembryanthemum
Kristallina tal-blat,
Kristallina żgħira,
Kristallina komuni
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
8
images.


ALISMATACEAE
Vent.
( Water-plantain Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Aquatic or marsh herbs, usually perennial. Leaves alternate or basal, sheathing at the base. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, usually bracteate and verticillate in pedunculate umbels, racemes or panicles, occasionally long-pedunculate in leaf-axils. Sepals 3. Petals 3, usually larger than the sepals, often fugacious or deciduous. Stamens 3-numerous, with elongated filaments; anthers opening by longitudinal slits. Carpels 3-numerous, spirally arranged or whorled, free or connate at the base; ovules 1-many; styles apical or subventral. Fruit a group of achenes, drupelets or follicles; seeds without endosperm; embryo horseshoe-shaped.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
With.

Main Synonym :
Alisma stenophyllum (Asch. & Graebn.) Sam.
Spear-leaved Water Plantain Biżbula tal-Ilma tal-werqa dejqa Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Alisma major Gray
Water Plantain,
Greater Water Plantain,
Mad-dog weed
Biżbula tal-Ilma Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Cosson

Main Synonym :
Alisma bourgaei (Coss.) Nyman
Mediterranean Starfruit Plantain Damażonju Mar-May Normal Profile
with
16
images.


AMARANTHACEAE
Juss.
( Amaranth Family )
Subfamalies: Amaranthoideae; Gomphrenoideae; Betoideae; Camphorosmoideae; Chenopodioideae (= Chenopodiaceae family); Corispermoideae; Polycnemoideae; Salicornioideae; Salsoloideae; Suaedoideae

Family Description: Herbs or rarely small shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate, entire, exstipulate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, often in spicate or capitate, usually bracteate inflorescences; bracteoles 2-5. Perianth almost always dry and scarious, usually 4- or 5-merous; segments free or connate at base. Stamens 1-5, opposite the perianth-segments and usually not exserted. Ovary superior, unilocular; ovules amphitropous. Fruit with a membranous, rarely fleshy wall, dehiscing irregularly, or circumscissile (sometimes indehiscent).
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Achyranthes aspera var. sicula L.
Devil's horsewhip,
Prickly chaff flower
Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
S.Watson

Main Synonym :
Galliaria blitoides Nieuwl.
Mat Amaranth,
Prostate Pigweed
Denb id-dib tal-ward ħamrani May-Nov Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Albersia blitum (L.) Kunth
Purple Amaranth Denb id-dib tal-qsari May-Nov Normal Profile
with
2
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus mantegazzianus Pass.
Love-lies-bleeding,
Tassel Flower
Denb id-dib lixx May-Oct Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus paniculatus L.
Red Amaranth Denb id-dib vjola zgħir May-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Albersia prostrata (L.) Fourr.
Large-fruited Amaranth,
Spreading Amaranth,
Low Pigweed
Denb id-dib lixx May-Oct Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus melancholicus L.
Elephant-head Amaranth Denb id-dib vjola kbir Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Glomeraria graecizans (L.) Cav.
Spreading Pigweed Ghobbejra ħamra Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus chlorostachys Willd.
Prince's Feather Amaranth,
Prince's of Wales Feather Amaranth,
Hybrid Amaranth
Denb id-dib bagħal May-Nov Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Moq.) Hieron.

Main Synonym :
Euloxus muricatus Moq.
African Amaranth,
Muricate Amaranth
Denb id-dib Afrikan Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Galliaria retroflexa (L.) Nieuwl.
Rough Pigweed,
Redroothed Amaranth,
Common Amaranth
Denb id-dib xewwikija May-Nov Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus tristis L.
Joseph's Coat,
Summer Poinsettia,
Chinese Spinach
Denb id-dib ta' tlett kuluri May-Dec Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amaranthus gracilis Desf.
Slender Amaranth,
Green Amaranth,
Least Amaranth
Denb id-dib ħadra May-Dec Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Moric.) K.Koch

Main Synonym :
Salicornia macrostachya Moric.
Glaucous Glasswort,
Perennial Glasswort,
Shrubby Glasswort
Almeridja tal-blat Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Edmontson

Main Synonym :
Atriplex patula subsp. glabriuscula (Edmondston) H.M.Hall & Clem.
Babington's Orache,
Scotland Orache
Bjanka lixxa Aug-Nov Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex halimoides Tineo
Shrubby Orache,
Mediterranean Salt Bush,
Shrubby Sea Orache
Bjanka,
Ħaxixa mielħa
Aug-Nov Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Brullo & Pavone) G. Kadereit et Sukhor.

Main Synonym :
Cremnophyton lanfrancoi Brullo & Pavone
Cremnophyton lanfrancoi Brullo & Pavone
Maltese Cliff Orache Bjanka tal-irdum Aug-Oct Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex erecta Huds.
Common Orache,
Spear Saltbush
Bjanka skarza Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Halimus portulacoides (L.) Dumort.
Halimione portulacoides (L.) Aellen
Sea Purslane Maltese name not known Oct-Nov Normal Profile
with
14
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex triangularis Willd.
Spear-leaved Orache,
Triangle Orache,
Thinleaf Orache
Selq il-baħar Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Atriplex foliolosa Link.
Rosy Orache,
Tumbling Saltweed
Selq tal-werqa roża Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) A. J. Scott

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium scoparia L.
Summer Cypress,
Kochia
Maltese name not known Aug-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(L.) Arcang.

Main Synonym :
Beta maritima L.
Sea Beet Selq tal-kosta Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Beta cicla L.
Wild Beet Selq Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(L.) S.Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium hybridum L.
Chenopodium hybridum L.
Maple-leaved goosefoot Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) S.Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium murale L.
Chenopodium murale L.
Nettle-leaved Goosefoot Għobbejra ħadra Mar-Dec Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium viride L.
Fat Hen,
Lambsquarters
Għobbejra Bajdanija Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
H. J. Coste & A. Reyn.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium giganteum D.Don.
Chenopodium giganteum D.Don.
Tree Spinach Maltese name not known Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Mexican Tea,
Wormseed
Għobbejra Tfuħ Te' Falz Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Smith

Main Synonym :
Anserina ficifolia (Sm.) Friche-Joset & Montandon
Fig-leaved Goosefoot Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Schrad. ex W.D.J.Koch & Ziz

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium album subsp. opulifolium (Schrad. ex W.D.J.Koch & Ziz) Batt.
Grey Goosefoot,
Seaport Goosefoot
Għobbejra griża Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Roth

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium album subsp. striatum (Krašan) Murr
Striated Fat Hen Għobbejra bajdanija strixxata Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium foetidum Lam.
Stinking Goosefoot,
Notchweed
Għobbejra tinten Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(L.) S.Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium urbicum L.
Chenopodium urbicum L.
Upright Goosefoot,
City Goosefoot
Għobbejra May-Nov Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Dumort

Main Synonym :
Salicornia appressa Dumort.
Salicornia ramosissima Woods
Twiggy Glasswort Almeridja,
Salikornja
Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Kali australis (L.) Akhani & Roalson
Saltwort,
Prickly Saltwort
Ħaxixa tal-irmied xewwikija May-Aug Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Botsch.

Main Synonym :
Darniella melitensis (Botsch.) Brullo
Darniella melitensis (Botsch.) Brullo
Maltese Salt Tree Xebb,
Siġra tal-irmied
Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
18
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Kali soda (L.) Scop.
Opposite-leaved Saltwort,
Smooth-leaved Saltwort
Ħaxixa tal-irmied Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(L.) A.J.Scott

Main Synonym :
Salicornia europaea var. fruticosa L.
Shrubby Glasswort Almeridja arbuxxel tal-blat Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Spinacia glabra Mill.
Spinach Spinaċi Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Dumort.

Main Synonym :
Chenopodium maritimum L.
Common Seablite Swejda tal-baħar Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Gmelin

Main Synonym :
Suaeda fruticosa subsp. vera (Gmel.) Maire & Weiller
Shrubby Seablite,
Alkali Seablite
Swejda Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
8
images.


AMARYLLIDACEAE
Jaume St.-Hil
( Daffodil or Amaryllis Family )
Subfamalies: Agapanthoideae (= Agapanthaceae family); Allioideae (= Alliaceae family); Amaryllidoideae (Amaryllidaceae family senso strico)

Family Description: Glabrous, bulbous, scapose (rarely more or less acaulescent), perennial herbs. Leaves all basal, linear to lorate or oblanceolate, often distichous. Flowers in an umbel (sometimes reduced to a single flower), subtended by a spathe of 1 or more usually scarious valves. Flowers hermaphrodite, regular or slightly zygomorphic. Perianth of 6 petaloid segments, arising from the apex of the ovary, or from a hypanthial tube. Corona sometimes present. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular; stigma capitate or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal or irregularly dehiscent capsule, sometimes with fleshy pericarp and transitional to a berry.
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Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Porrum ampeloprasum (L.) Mill.
Broadleaf Wild Leek Tewm selvaġġ Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cepa vulgaris Garsault
Garden Onion,
Bulb Onion
Basla Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Saturnia chamaemoly (L.) Salisb.
Dwarf Garlic Tewm qerqni Dec-Jan Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Allium ampeloprasum var. commutatum (Guss.) Fior
Maritime Wild Leek,
Sea Garlic
Kurrat tax-xatt Jun-Jul Normal Profile
with
13
images.
nothosp. nov.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Hybrid Sea Leek Kurrat tax-xatt bagħal Jun Normal Profile
with
17
images.
Brullo, Lanfr. & Pavone

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Maltese Dwarf Garlic Tewm irqiq ta' Malta,
Tewm żgħir ta' Malta
Jun-Jul Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Allium amblyopetalum Link
Naples Leek,
White garlic
Kurrat ta' Napli Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Molium nigrum (L.) Haw.
Black Garlic,
Broad-leaved black garlic
Ċuplajs Apr-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Redouté) K.Richt.

Main Synonym :
Allium longispathum Redouté
Allium dentiferum Webb & Berthel.
Pale garlic Tewm Safrani May-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Schult. & Schult. fil.

Main Synonym :
Allium ampeloprasum subsp. polyanthum (Schult. & Schult. f.) O.Bolòs & al.
Allium commutatum Gussone
Many-flowered garlic Kurrat selvaġġ May-Jun Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Allium carneum Ten.
Rosy Garlic Tewm ħamrani Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Porrum sativum (L.) Rchb.
Garlic,
Cultivated Garlic
Tewm May-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Guss.) Arcang.

Main Synonym :
Alium arvense Guss.
White Round-headed Garlic Tewm ta' Għawdex May-Jul Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Porrum sphaerocephaluon (L.) Rchb.
Round-Headed Leek,
Ball-headed Onion
Tewm kaħlani,
Tewm vjola
Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Allium hirsutum Lam.
Hairy Garlic Tewm muswaf,
Tewm Selvaġġ Muswaf
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Salzm. ex Schult. & Schult. fil.

Main Synonym :
Allium vernale Tineo
Spring Garlic Tewm muswaf Rari Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Allium subhirsutum subsp. trifoliatum (Cirillo) Arcang.
Pink Garlic Tewm tal-linja vjola Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Allium medium G. Don
Three-cornered Garlic Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Herb.

Main Synonym :
Narcissus serotinus subsp. deficiens (Herb.) K.Richt.
Triparted-crown late Narcissus,
Triparted-crown autumn Narcissus,
Herbert's autumn Narcissus
Narċis imwaħħar,
Ranċis imwaħħar
Sep-Nov Detailed Profile
with
29
images.
Spach

Main Synonym :
Narcissus obsoletus Spach
Elegant Narcissus Narċis imwaħħar skars Oct-Nov Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Ker Gawl.

Main Synonym :
Hermione papyracea Schult.f.
White Narcissus Narċis abjad Apr-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hermione serotina Haw.
Late Narcissus,
Autumn Narcissus
Narċis imwaħħar ta sitt qasmiet Sep-Nov Detailed Profile
with
3
images.
(Ker Gawl.) Baker

Main Synonym :
Hermione chlorotica Jord. & Fourr.
Garden Narcissus Narċis pallidu Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hermione taxetta (L.) Haw.
French Daffodil,
Cream Narcissus,
Polyanthus Narcissus
Narċis,
Ranċis
Oct-Mar Detailed Profile
with
65
images.
Kunth

Main Synonym :
Nothoscordum inodorum sensu P.Fourn.
Fragrant False Garlic,
Sweet Garlic,
Onion weed
Tewm tal-qsari,
Tewm tal-fwieħa
Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Pomel

Main Synonym :
Pancratium collinum Coss. & Durieu ex Coss.
Stinking Sea Daffodil Pankrazju tal-ħarifa Sep-Oct Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hymenocallis maritima M.Roem.
Sea Daffodil,
Sea Lily,
Sand Lily
Pankrazju selvaġġ,
Narċis tar-Ramel,
Ġilju tar-Ramel
Jul-Oct Detailed Profile
with
42
images.
Harv.

Main Synonym :
Tulbaghia cepacea var. robustior Kunth
Society Garlic,
Pink Agapanthus,
Wild Garlic
Tewm vjola,
Tewn tal-Ġonna
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
4
images.


ANACARDIACEAE
Lindl.
( Pistachio Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, usually pinnate or digitate. Calyx usually 5-partite; petals 5, rarely absent, free or more or less connate; ovary superior, 1-locular, with one ovule; placentation basal or apical. Fruit a drupe.
1
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Pistacia mutica Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Mount Atlas Pistachio,
Persian turpentine tree,
Atlantic Mastic Tree
Deru tal-Atlantiku,
Pistaċċa bagħla
Feb-Mar Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lentiscus vulgaris Fourr.
Lentisk,
Mastic Tree,
Mediterranean Mastic
Deru,
Deluwa
Feb-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
Burnat

Main Synonym :
P. lentiscus x terebinthus
Hybrid Mastic Tree Deru bagħal Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lentiscus terebinthus Kuntze
Terebinth Tree,
Turpentine Tree,
Cyprus Terebinth Tree
Skornabekk,
Siġra tat-turpentina,
Trementina
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
17
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pistacia narbonnensis L.
Pistacio Tree Siġra tal-Pistacja Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Toxicodendron coriaria (L.) Kuntze
Sumach Tree,
Common Sumach,
Sumac tree
Xumakk tal-konz Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L. fil.

Main Synonym :
Searsia lancea (L.f.) F.A.Barkley
African Sumach,
Willow Sumach,
Karee
Xumakk tal-Afrika Oct-Dec Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Schinus bituminosus Salisb.
Drooping False Pepper,
Brazilian Pepper Tree,
California Pepper Tree
Siġra tal-bżar tal-friegħi mdendlin May-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Raddi

Main Synonym :
Schinus rhoifolia Mart.
Brazilian pepper,
Upright False Pepper,
Broad-leaved Pepper Tree
Siġra tal-bżar May-Sep Normal Profile
with
5
images.


APIACEAE
Lindl.
( Carrot Family )
Conservative synonym: Umbelliferea
Subfamalies: Mackinlayoideae; Azorelloideae; Saniculoideae; Apioideae;

Family Description: Herbs, rarely shrubs. Leaves alternate; lamina usually large and much-divided; petiole often inflated and sheathing at base. Stipules absent, except in Subfam. Hydrocotyloideae. Inflorescence usually a compound umbel. Flowers epigynous, small, hermaphrodite or unisexual, the plant rarely dioecious. Sepals usually small or absent; petals 5, usually more or less 3-lobed, the middle lobe inflexed; outer petals sometimes much larger than inner (radiate); stamens 5; carpels (1-)2, usually attached to a central axis (carpophore), from which the mericarps separate at maturity; styles (1-)2, often with a thickened base (stylopodium); ovule 1 in each loculus, pendent. Fruit dry; pericarp membranous or exocarp variously indurated; endocarp rarely woody (Subfam. Hydrocotyloideae). Mericarps usually joined by a narrow or wide commissure; each mericarp more or less compressed laterally or dorsally, with 5 longitudinal veins, usually with ridges over them, separated by valleculae or sometimes with 4 secondary ridges alternating with the primary; resin canals (vittae) usually present between the primary ridges and on the commissural face.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Ammi topalii Beauverd
Bullwort,
Falsre Bishop's Weed,
False Queen Anne's Lace
Dakra Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Brot.) Breistr.

Main Synonym :
Seseli pusillum Brot
Small Bullwort Dakra żgħira Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Apium dulce Mill.
Wild Celery,
Marsh Parsley,
Smallage
Karfus Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
17
images.
(L.) Lag.

Main Synonym :
Helosciadium nodiflorum (L.) W. D. J. Koch
Fool's Water Cress,
Procumbent Marshwort
Karfus tal-ilma,
Xaħmet il-Ġwieri
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
M.Bieb.

Main Synonym :
Coriandrum radians (M.Bieb.) Prantl
Mediterranean Bifora,
European Bishop plant
Kosbor selvaġġ,
Sorm il-patri
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Hornem.

Main Synonym :
Bupleurum heterophyllum Link
Spear-leaved Hare's Ear,
Lance-leaved Thorow wax
Widnet il-fenek Apr-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Bupleurum glaucum Robill. & Castagne ex DC.
Grey Hare's Ear Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Coriandrum maculatum Roth
Hemlock,
Poison Hemlock,
Devil's bread
Ċikuta Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Selinum coriandrum E.H.L.Krause
Coriander,
Chinese Parsley
Kosbor Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cachrys maritima Spreng.
Rock Samphire,
Sea Samphire,
Sea Fennel
Bużbież il-baħar Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Daucus foliosus Gussone
Wild Carrot,
Queen Anne's Lace
Zunnarija salvaġġa,
Karrotti salvaġġ,
Bejt id-Durrajs
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
18
images.
(Hoffm.) Arcang.

Main Synonym :
Daucus sativus (Hoffm.) Röhl. ex Pass.
Carrot Zunnarija,
Karrotti
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
1
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota subsp. drepanensis (Arcang.) Heywood
Sea Carrot Zunnarija tal-baħar May-Jul Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Tineo

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota var. lopadusanus (Tineo) Onno
Lampedusa Carrot Zunnarija ta' Lampedusa May-Jul Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Ball

Main Synonym :
Caucalis pumila L.
Pseudorlaya pumila Grande
Small Carrot,
Dwarf Carrot
Zunnarija tar-ramel Apr-May Normal Profile
with
2
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota subsp. rupestris (Guss.) Heywood
Cliff Carrot Zunnarija tal-blat May-Jul Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Selinum spinosum E.H.L.Krause
Prickly Parsnip,
Echinophora,
Spiny Echinophora
Bużbież xewwieki tar-ramel,
Ekinofora
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Eryngium marinum Garsault
Sea Holly,
Seaside Eryngo
Xewk ir-ramel Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Brullo, C.Brullo, Cambria, Giusso, Salmeri & Bacch.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Ferula communis L.
Maltese Giant Fennel Ferla ta' Malta Mar-May Normal Profile
with
24
images.
(C.Presl) Bég.

Main Synonym :
Foeniculum piperitum (Ucria) Sweet
Bitter Fennel Bużbież salvaġġ May-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Foeniculum dulce Mill.
Fennel,
Sweet Fennel,
Finnochio
Bużbież May-Oct Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Lowe

Main Synonym :
Capnophyllum peregrinum Lange
Common name unknown Krubera Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Sium siculum L.
Kundmannia Kudmannja ta' Sqallija Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Globocarpus oenanthoides Caruel
Round-headed Water Dropwort,
Mediterranean Water Dropwort
Karfus il-wied Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(Mill.) Fuss

Main Synonym :
Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.
Petroselinum sativum Hoffmannsegg
Wild Parsley Tursin Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anisum officinale DC.
Anise Anisi,
Ħlewwa
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anisum italicum Raf.
Southern Burnet Saxifrage Sensiela Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Moris

Main Synonym :
Meum segetum Guss.
False fennel,
Corn parsley,
False caraway
Bużbież il-qamħ,
Bużbież tal-għelieqi
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pecten veneris Lam.
Shepherd's needle,
Venus' comb,
Stork's needle
Maxxita,
Moxtija
Mar-may Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Smyrnium vulgare Gray
Alexanders,
Horse parsley
Karfus il-ħmir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Condylocarpus apulus Hoffm.
Mediterranean Hartwort,
Roman Pimpernel
Ħaxixet it-trieraħ,
Ħaxix it-trieraħ
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Huds.) Link

Main Synonym :
Caucalis arvensis Huds.
Spreading Hedge Parsley Tursin selvaġġ Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Gaertn.

Main Synonym :
Caucalis nodiflora Lam.
Knotted Hedge Parsley Tursin xewwieki Apr-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
Gaertn.

Main Synonym :
Daucus visnaga L.
Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam.
Toothpick-plant,
Tooth Pickweed,
Bishop's Weed
Busnaga,
Visnaga
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.


APOCYNACEAE
Juss.
( Dogbane Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Small trees, shrubs, or herbs, with poisonous latex. Leaves simple, exstipulate, with glands in or above the axils. Flowers solitary or in cymes, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic, 5-merous. Corolla with oblique lobes, contorted in bud. Stamens 5; anthers introrse, closely surrounding the stigma. Ovary superior; carpels 2, usually free, united by a single style above. Fruit of two fusiform follicles, usually opening by the ventral suture; rarely only one follicle developing.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Asclepias bicolor Moench
Scarlet Milkweed,
Bloodflower,
Silkweed
It-tuffieħ tal-Fodsqa,
Qarn il-Ħarir
May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) G. Don

Main Synonym :
Vinca rosea L.
Madagascar Periwinkle,
Rose Periwinkle,
Cape Perwinkle
Pervinka roża Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(L.) W.T.Aiton

Main Synonym :
Asclepias fruticosa L.
Swan Plant Milkweed,
Tennis Ball Bush,
African Milkweed
Siġret it-tuffieħ tal-Fodsqa,
Siġret Qarn il-Ħarir
May-Aug Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Oleander vulgaris Medik.
Oleander,
Rose Bay
Difla,
Olejandru,
Siġret il-Ġarab
Apr-Dec Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Labill.

Main Synonym :
Periploca laevigata subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgr.
African Wolfbane,
Wolfbane
Siġret il-ħarir,
Siġra tal-Ħarir
Nov-Apr Detailed Profile
with
45
images.
(Pers.) K.Schum.

Main Synonym :
Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold
Yellow Oleander,
Lucky Nut,
Mexican Oleander
Tevja Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pervinca major Garsault
Greater Periwinkle,
Blue Bottons
Pervinka,
Vinka tal-warda kbira,
Dliel il-Madliena
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.


ARACEAE
Juss.
( Arum Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial, usually glabrous herbs, with underground rhizomes or tubers. Leaves all basal, usually with distinct petiole, and often with more or less reticulate venation. Flowers small, often unisexual, arranged in a compact spike (spadix), subtended and usually partly enfolded by a large, petaloid or leaf-like bract (spathe), the axis of the spadix often prolonged beyond the flower-bearing zone as a fleshy, usually coloured appendix. In monoecious plants the female flowers are at or near the base of the spadix, the male flowers above them; vestigial, sterile flowers, usually in the form of filiform papillae, may also be present. Perianth of 4-6 free, sepaloid segments, or (more usually) absent. Stamens 1-6, rarely more. Ovary superior or nude, sometimes sunk in the axis of the spadix, 1- to 3-locular; stigma usually sessile or subsessile. Fruit a berry, sometimes rather dry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
O.Targ.Tozz.

Main Synonym :
Arum arisarum L.
Friar's Cowl,
Arison
Garni tal-Pipa Nov-Feb Detailed Profile
with
41
images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Arum foetidum Salisb.
Italian Lords and Ladies,
Large Cuckoo Pint,
Italian Arum
Garni Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Schott

Main Synonym :
Colocasia esculenta var. fontanesii (Schott) A.F.Hill
Elephants Ear,
Coco Yam,
Dasheen
Għorgħar Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Schott

Main Synonym :
Arum dracunculus L.
Giant Lords-and-Ladies,
Dragon Arum
Garni qoxret is-serp Apr-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lemna cyclostasa Elliott ex Chev.
Common Duckweed,
Lesser Duckweed
Lemna komuni Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Raf.

Main Synonym :
Lemna valdiviana Phil.
Least Duckweed Lemna iż-żgħira Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Liebm.

Main Synonym :
Philodendron pertusum Kunth & C.D.Bouché
Swiss Cheese Plant,
Split-leaf philodendron,
Monster fruit tree
Sieq l-iljun,
Monstera
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Kurz) Hegelm

Main Synonym :
Lemna oligorrhiza Kurz
Dotted Duckweed Lemna ta' ftit gheruq Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(L.) Horkel ex Wimm.

Main Synonym :
Lemna arrhiza L.
Rootless Duckweed Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Spreng.

Main Synonym :
Calla aethiopica L.
Arum Lily,
Calla Lily,
Ethiopian Lords-and-Ladies
Buqar Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.


ARALIACEAE
Juss.
( Aralia Family )
Subfamalies: Aralioideae; Hydrocotyloideae

Family Description: Shrubs or woody climbers; leaves alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, small. Calyx small or rudimentary; petals 5, free; stamens 5; ovary inferior. Fruit a berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Hedera communis Gray
Ivy,
English Ivy
Liedna Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
R.Vig.

Main Synonym :
Schefflera eurhyncha R.Vig.
Schefflera Xefflera None Normal Profile
with
6
images.


ARAUCARIACEAE
Henkel & W. Hochstetter
( Araucaria Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Description text for this family is under progress and unavailable at the moment ...
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Hook.

Main Synonym :
Columbea bidwillii Carrière
Bunya Pine Awrikarja ta' Bidwill None Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Salisb.) Franco

Main Synonym :
Araucaria excelsa Carrière
Norfolk Island Pine Awrikarja kbira May-Aug Normal Profile
with
4
images.


ARECACEAE
Schultz Sch.
( Palm Family )
Conservative synonym: Palmae
Subfamalies: Arecoideae; Calamoideae; Ceroxyloideae; Coryphoideae; Nypoideae

Family Description: Shrubs or trees; stem usually unbranched. Leaves large, persistent, petiolate with a conspicuous sheath. Inflorescence a simple or branched spadix, enveloped by 1 or several spathes. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, hypogynous. Perianth usually of 2 whorls of 3. Anthers dehiscing longitudinally. Ovary of 1-3 free or united carpels; ovules 1 in each carpel. Fruit a berry or drupe.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Phoenix humilis Cav.
Dwarf Fan Palm,
European Dwarf Palm
Ġummara,
Ġummar safrani
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Chabaud

Main Synonym :
Phoenix jubae Webb ex Christ
Canary Islands Date Palm Palma tal-kannizzati,
Palma tal-kanarji
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Palma dactylifera Mill.
Date Palm Palma tat-tamar May-Aug Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Linden ex André) H.Wendl.

Main Synonym :
Brahea filifera W.Watson
California Fan Palm,
Desert Fan Palm,
Cotton Palm
Palma tal-imrewħa Messikana Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
1
images.
H.Wendl.

Main Synonym :
Washingtonia gracilis Parish
Mexican Fan Palm,
Mexican Washingtonia
Palma tal-imrewħa Amerikana Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
2
images.


ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
Juss.
( Sandalwood Family )
Subfamalies: Aristolochioideae; Asaroideae

Family Description: Herbs or woody climbers. Leaves alternate, entire, exstipulate. Flowers solitary or in axillary clusters, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, usually 3-merous. Perianth in 1 whorl, more or less petaloid, forming a tube, 1- or 3-lobed at the apex; stamens 6 or 12 in 1 or 2 whorls, free or connate with the stylar column. Ovary inferior, 6-locular; placentation axillary; styles usually 6, free or connate to form a column with a 6-lobed stigma; ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Lojac.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Green-flowered Birthwort,
Southern Birthwort
Papra selvaġġa,
Aristolokja
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.


ASPARAGACEAE
Juss.
( Asparagus Family )
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: Agavoideae (=Agavaceae family); Aphyllanthoideae (=Asparagaceae sensu stricto); Brodiaeoideae (=Themidaceae family); Lomandroideae (=Laxmanniaceae family); Nolinoideae (=Ruscaceae family); Scilloideae (=Hyacinthaceae family)

Family Description: Description text for this family is under progress and unavailable at the moment ...
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Agave milleri Haw.
American Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Sabbara tal-Amerika,
Agave
Jul-Sep Normal Profile
with
18
images.
Trel.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Sabbara tal-Amerika,
Agave
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Salm-Dyke

Main Synonym :
Agave glaucescens Hook.
Soft-leaved Agave,
Spineless Agave,
Foxtail Agave
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
15
images.
Engelm.

Main Synonym :
Agave applanata var. parryi (Engelm.) Mulford
Parry's Agave Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Perrine

Main Synonym :
Agave rigida var. sisalana (Perrine) Engelm.
Blue Agave,
Sisal Hemp
Sabbara ta' Sisal,
Sisal
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Lam.

Main Synonym :
Protasparagus africanus (Lam.) Oberm.
African asparagus Spraġġ tal-Afrika Aug-Sep Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Asparagus aphyllus var. bovei Baker
Mediterranean Asparagus,
Prickly Asparagus,
Spiny Asparagus
Spraġġ xewwieki Oct-Dec Normal Profile
with
14
images.
(L.) Druce

Main Synonym :
Asparagus medeoloides Thunb.
African Asparagus,
Bridal Creeper,
Smilax Asparagus
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(Kunth) Jessop

Main Synonym :
Asparagus sprengeri Regel
Bushy Asparagus,
Sprenger's Asparagus
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Protasparagus falcatus (L.) Oberm.
Asparagus Fern,
Sicklethorn
Maltese name not known Sep-Dec Normal Profile
with
2
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Asparagus sativus Mill.
Wild Asparagus,
Garden Asparagus
Spraġġ Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Kunth) Jessop

Main Synonym :
Asparagus plumosus Baker
Plumose Asparagus,
Asparagus Fern
Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Forrsk.

Main Synonym :
Asparagus horridus L.
Grey Asparagus Spraġġ griż Feb-Apr Detailed Profile
with
39
images.
Baker

Main Synonym :
Protasparagus virgatus (Baker) Oberm.
Broom Asparagus Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
2
images.
(L.) Sweet

Main Synonym :
Hyacinthus romanus L.
Roman Hyacinth Ġjacint selvaġġ Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Thunb.) Jacques

Main Synonym :
Anthericum comosum Thumb.
Spider Plant,
Spider Ivy,
Ribbon Plant
Rampila Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(Steinh.) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt

Main Synonym :
Uriginea maritima (Steinh.) Baker
Urginea pancration (Steinheil) Phillippe
Sea Squill,
Sea Onion,
White Squill
Basal tal-għansar,
Għansar
Aug-Oct Detailed Profile
with
51
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scilla coronaria Salisb.
Garden Hyacinth,
Common Hyacinth,
Dutch Hyacinth
Ġjacint Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Hyacinthus commutatus (Guss.) Ten.
Dark Grape Hyacinth,
Narrow-leaved Grape Hyacinth
Muskari skuri Mar-Apr Detailed Profile
with
35
images.
(L.) Mill.

Main Synonym :
Leopoldia comosa (L.) Parl.
Tassel Grape Hyacinth Basal il-ħnieżer Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
Guss. ex Ten.

Main Synonym :
Muscari compactum Baker
Southern Grape Hyacinth,
Starch Grape Hyacinth
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
2
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Muscari autumnale Guss.
Autumn Grape Hyacinth,
Lesser Grape Hyacinth,
Small-flowered Hyacinth
Ġjaċint tal-ħarifa Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
with
40
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ornithogalum latifolium L.
Large Star of Bethlehem,
Lesser Cape Lily,
Arabian Starflower
Ħalib it-tajr kbir,
Ħara taċ-Ċawl
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Boreau

Main Synonym :
Ornithogalum umbellatum subsp. divergens (Boreau) Asch. & Graebn.
Lesser Star of Bethlehem Ħalib it-tajr skars Mar-Apr Detailed Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ornithogalum lacteum Vill.
Southern Star of Bethlehem Ħalib it-tajr żgħir Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Convallaria multiflora L.
Solomon's Seal,
David's Harp,
Ladder to Heaven
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Speta.

Main Synonym :
Scilla autumnalis L.
Autumn Squill,
Starry Hyacinth
Għansar tal-ħarifa Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
with
45
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ruscus flexuosus Mill.
Butcher's Broom,
Box Holly,
Knee Holly
Niggiżet il-far,
Rand Xandri,
Nigżet il-far
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ruscus trifoliatus Mill.
Greater Butcher's Broom Belladonna,
Rusku
Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scilla clusii Parl.
Portuguese Squill Għansar tal-ġonna Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Tineo ex Guss.

Main Synonym :
Scilla peruviana var. sicula L.
Sicilian Squill Għansal ikħal Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
18
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca yucatana Engelm.
Spanish Bay,
Dagger Plant
Yukka Jul-Sep Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca superba Haw.
Spanish Dagger,
Adam's Needle
Yukka Jul-Sep Normal Profile
with
4
images.


ASPHODELACEAE
Juss.
( Asphodel Family )

Recently placed in the Xanthorrhoeaceae family
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: The Asphodelaceae is a sub family of the Liliacea which have the characteristic of having very little roots and no bulbs. They grow from deep rhizomes or tubers. They regularly have branched and conspicuous inflorescenses. They are incredibly able to grow on very little soil and The anatomy is very similar to the Liliaceae , mostly perennial herbs comprising about 280 genera and 4,000 species. The leaves are alternate or less often opposite or whorled. The flowers are often showy and are nearly always bisexual and actinomorphic. The perianth typically consists of two whorls of undifferentiated or weakly differentiated petaloid tepals with 3 distinct members in each whorl, or less frequently all of the segments are connate into a common perianth tube or perigynous or epigynous zone that sometimes has an adnate corona. The androecium usually consists of 6 fertile stamens attached to the receptacle or adnate to the perianth tube but rarely 3, 4, or up to 12 may be found. The gynoecium typically consists of a single compound pistil of 3 carpels, a single style commonly with 3 stigmas, and a superior or less often inferior ovary with 3 locules, each containing several to numerous axile ovules. Rarely there are 2 or 4 carpels and locules with axile placentation or only a single locule with intruded parietal placentation. The fruit is nearly always a capsule or berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Aloe mutabilis Pillans
Krantz Aloe Maltese name not known Dec-Feb Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(Aiton) Haw.

Main Synonym :
Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw.
Soap Aloe,
African Aloe
Maltese name not known Aug-Sep Normal Profile
with
14
images.
(L.) Burm.f.

Main Synonym :
Aloe barbadensis Mill.
Yellow Aloe,
Mediterranean Aloe,
True Aloe
Sabbara Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.
Onion Weed,
Pink Asphodel,
Onion-leaved Asphodel
Berwieq Żgħir Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
with
29
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus aestivus Brotero
Branched Asphodel,
Common Asphodel
Berwieq Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
with
32
images.
(J.Jacq.) Haw.

Main Synonym :
Gasteria linita Haw.
Gasteria Maltese name not known Sep-Dec Normal Profile
with
5
images.


ASPLENIACEAE
Newman
( Spleenwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Rhizome dictyostelic, with clathrate scales. Petiole with 2 vascular strands, often fusing to form a single -shaped strand. Sori superficial, borne along one or both sides of the fertile veins; spores bilateral.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Ceterech officinarum DC.
Rusty-back Fern,
Scale Fern
Felċi tal-ħitan tas-sejjieħ All year Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trichomanes maritimum Bubani
Sea Spleenwort Fern Felċi tal-baħar All year Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(DC.) Bange

Main Synonym :
Phyllitis sagittata (DC.in Lam. & DC.) Guinea & Heywood
Mule's Fern Felċi tal-bir All year Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Athyrium trichomanes (L.) Shafer
Maidenhair Spleenwort Fern,
Common Spleenwort Fern
Felċi rqiqa All year Normal Profile
with
18
images.


ASTERACEAE
Bercht. & J.Presl
( Daisy or Sunflower Family )
Conservative synonym: Compositae
Subfamalies: Asteroideae; Barnadesioideae; Carduoideae; Cichorioideae ; Corymbioideae ; Gochnatioideae; Gymnarrhenoideae; Hecastocleidoideae; Mutisioideae; Pertyoideae; Stifftioideae; Wunderlichioideae;

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, opposite or rosulate, exstipulate. Flowers small (florets), hermaphrodite, functionally male, female, or sterile, in terminal or axillary, usually pedunculate capitula, surrounded by an involucre of bracts. Capitula solitary or in corymbose, less frequently racemose, inflorescences. Calyx-limb (pappus) absent or represented by a corona, auricle, scales, setae or simple or plumose hairs. Corolla of 3 main types: (a) tubular, with (3-)4- to 5-lobed limb, actinomorphic or rarely weakly zygomorphic; (b) tubular, with a 2-lipped limb; (c) ligulate, with a short tube and the limb prolonged on one side into a usually 3- or 5-toothed ligule; female florets sometimes without a corolla or with a filiform corolla. Stamens 5, epipetalous; anthers usually connate into a tube round the style, often caudate or sagittate at base and with apical appendages. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; ovule solitary, basal, anatropous; style solitary, with 2 stigmatic branches. Fruit a cypsela (achene).
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Becker ex Rchb. fil.) Heimerl

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mountain Yarrow Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
All.

Main Synonym :
Achillea sylvatica Ten.
Ligurian Yarrow Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Ehrend. & Y. P. Guo

Main Synonym :
Filago maritima L.
Otanthus maritimus (L.) Hoffmanns. & Link
Cottonweed,
Sea Cudweed
Santolina tar-ramel,
Bajda tar-ramel
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
1
images.
(L.) Cass.

Main Synonym :
Leontodon bulbosus L.
Bulbous Hawksbeard Qanċlita perenni Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ambrosia elatior L.
Ambrosia maritima L.
Sea Ragweed Ambrosja Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Desf.) Pers.

Main Synonym :
Anacyclus tomentosus DC.
White Anacyclus Anaċiklus May-Jul Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Loisel.

Main Synonym :
Anacyclus valentinus var. bicolor Pers.
Yellow Anacyclus Maltese name not known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Andryala sinuata L.
Common Andryala Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chamaemelum arvense (L.) Schreb.
Corn Chamomille Bebuna tar-raba Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Maruta cotula DC.
Stinking Chamomille Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Sommier & Caruana

Main Synonym :
Anthemis secundiramea subsp. urvilleana (DC.) R.Fernandes
Maltese Sea Chamomille,
Maltese Chamomille
Bebuna tal-baħar Mar-May Normal Profile
with
16
images.
(L.) Sch.Bip.

Main Synonym :
Chrysanthemum frutescens L.
Marguerite Daisy,
Paris Daisy
Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Absinthium officinale Brot.
Wormwood,
Absinthe Wormwood,
Grand Wormwood
Assenzju Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Absinthium arborescens Moench
Silver Wormwood Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(L.) Less.

Main Synonym :
Nauplius aquaticus Cass.
Golden Star,
Seaside Ox-eye Daisy
Għajn il-baqra tax-xatt Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Carthamus cancellatus Lam.
Cage Thistle Xewk tal-gaġġa Apr-May Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Bellis vandasii Velen.
Annual Daisy Bebuna Nov-Mar Detailed Profile
with
42
images.
Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Bellis hirta Host
Southern Daisy,
Wood Daisy
Margerita salvaġġa Nov-Feb Detailed Profile
with
41
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Calendula sancta L.
Field Marigold Suffejra tar-raba Nov-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Raf.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Star Marigold Suffejra ta' giex kuluri Jan-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Calendula suffruticosa subsp. maritima (Guss.) Meikle
Sea Marigold Suffejra tal-baħar May-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Calendula eriocarpa DC.
Pot Marigold,
English Marigold
Suffejra tal-ġonna Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
12
images.
Cav.

Main Synonym :
Calendula cornuta Poir.
Calendula sicula Gussone
Sicilian Marigold Suffejra ta' Sqallija Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Raf.) Guadagno

Main Synonym :
Calendula fulgida Raf.
Woody Marigold,
Shrubby Marigold
Suffejra Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(Boiss. & Heldr.) P. H. Davis

Main Synonym :
Carduus arabicus Jacq. ex Murray
Carduus australis subsp. marmoratus (Boissier & Heldreich) Kazmi
Arabian Thistle Ħorfox Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Carduus acanthoides Huds.
Plymouth Thistle,
Italian Thistle,
Slender Thistle
Xewk tal-fjura żgħira Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Curtis

Main Synonym :
Carduus pycnocephalus var. tenuiflorus Carduus tenuiflorus
Winged Plumeless Thistle,
Slender-flowered Thistle
Xewk tal-fjura żgħira Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Poir.

Main Synonym :
Carlina corymbosa subsp. Involucrata (Poir.) Holmboe
African Carline Thistle Sajtun May-Jun Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Mitina lanata Cass.
Wooly Carline Thistle Sebqet 'l oOmmha May-Jul Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Carthamus tingitanus L.
Carduncellus caeruleus (L.) C.Presl
Blue Thistle Xewk ikhal May-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Carthamus lanatus var. algeriensis Batt.
Woolly Carthamus,
Woolly Safflower,
Smooth Distaff Thistle
Xewk ta' Kristu,
Xewk il-far
May-Jul Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Centaurea carthamus E.H.L.Krause
Orange Carthamus Għosfor May-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Piptocephalum luteum Sch.Bip.
Yellow Catananche Katananċe Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Serratula acaulis DC.
Stemless Star-Thistle,
Stemless Centaury
Ċentawrija tan-nuffara Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Centaurea calcitrapoides L.
Red Star-Thistle,
Purple Star-Thistle
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyanus segetum Hill
Cornflower,
Batchelor's Button
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Aiton

Main Synonym :
Centaurea diluta var. micracantha Maire
North African Knapweed,
North African Star-Thistle
Xewk tal-Afrika ta' fuq Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Boiss.

Main Synonym :
Centaurea pallescens subsp. hyalolepis (Boiss.) Holmboe
Yellow Star-Thistle Maltese name not known May-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Jacea pratensis Lam.
Brownray Knapweed,
Brown Knapweed
Maltese name not known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Centaurea apula Lam.
Maltese Star-Thistle Xewk ta' Malta Apr-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
All.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mediterranean Star-Thistle,
Southern Star Thistle
Xewk tal-għotba Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
17
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Centaurea ragusina subsp. lungensis (Ginzb.) Hayek
Croatian Centaury,
Dusty Miller,
Star Thistle
Maltese name not known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Calcitrapa solstitialis Lam.
Yellow Star-Thistle Maltese name not known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Cass.

Main Synonym :
Carlina gummifera Less.
Atractylis gummifera L.
Stemless Atractylis,
Ground Thistle
Xewk tal-mixta Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
(Bertol.) Susanna

Main Synonym :
Palaeocyanus crassifolius (Bertol.) Dostál
Maltese Rock-Centaury,
Malta Knapweed
Widnet il-baħar May-Jul Normal Profile
with
17
images.
Brullo

Main Synonym :
Jasonia bocconei (Brullo) M.Pardo & R.Morales
Maltese Fleabane,
Pointed-leaved Jasonia
Tulliera ta' Malta,
Tulliera Selvaġġa
Aug-Nov Detailed Profile
with
44
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Chondrilla hispida Desf.
Rush-leaved sow thistle,
Gum Chicory
Tfief tar-ramel May-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Hance

Main Synonym :
Chrysanthemum zawadskii subsp. coreanum (Nakai) Y.N.Lee
Korean Chrysanthemun Maltese name not known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cichorium crispum Mill.
Endive Indivja Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cichorium sylvestre Lam.
Chicory Ċikwejra Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthophyton spinosum Less.
Spiny Chicory Qanfuda May-Jul Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Crepis hirta Pers.
Italian Hawksbeard Maltese name not known May-Aug Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Crepis cernua Ten. ex Spreng.
Hawksbeard Maltese name not known May-Jul Normal Profile
with
5
images.