Anthyllis barba-jovis   Jupiter's-beard

Anthyllis barba-jovis whole Anthyllis barba-jovis close

Related to the British low growing Anthyllis vulneraria (Kidney Vetch), this plant was a large shrub growing on a cliff. It is a common seaside Mediterranean shrub from Spain to Greece and is also found on the north African coast. The species name is a translation of the common name: "barba" = beard, "jovis" = of Jupiter

Cliffs near Peschici, Gargano, Italy 24th April 2009

Added on 4th June 2009, updated 27th Feb 2010, updated 9th October 2014

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