Pseudorlaya pumila   Small Carrot

Pseudorlyay pumila whole Pseudorlyay pumila close

We found this plant while looking at the Flamingos on the coastal brine lakes at Cabo de Gata in a very dry part of Southern Spain where the climate is regarded as close to desert. It has distinctly Carrot-like leaves which are very hairy and is a small, almost procumbent plant preferring sandy coastal habitats. It was at one time thought to be a member of the Carrot genus with the name Daucus pumilus but there are many other synonyms as well.

Pseudorlaya pumila grows throughout the Mediterranean region.

Approach to second hide, Cabo de gata, Spain 20th March 2007

Added on December 4tyh 2011

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