Tordylium apulum   Roman Pimpernel

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This is quite a common plant of waste and stony ground throughout the Mediterranean but there are other similar species (of the Tordylium genus and other genera) with enlarged outer petals which grow in similar habitats. The leaves and fruits help to characterise the species.

Gozo, Ta Cenc plateua 25th March 2005

Added on 14th January 2007, updated 15th February 2012

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