Ballota pseudodictamnus   False Dittany

Balotta pseudodictamnus

This plant is often grown in gardens for its foliage but the five pointed, funnel shaped calyx hides any buds to start with and had me fooled into me into thinking they were green flowers. Later in the season it will produce small purple flowers.

On the coast near Kolimbari, Crete 4th April 2007

Added on 29th November 2007, updated 21st October 2008, updated 3rd March 2010, updated 27th January 2014

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