Carrichtera annua   Ward's Weed

Carrichtera annua whole Carrichtera annua

Although we didn't see this plant growing in many places, it was very common in the fallow field next to our accommodation. In early Spring the flowers were just beginning but the hairy calyxes and fruit which has a beak like a duck are characteristic of this annual weed.

Near El Saltador, Southern Spain 19th March 2007

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