All posts tagged: botany

Pin d'Alep

Aleppo Pine – pinus Halepensis Mill.

Pinaceae family This family belongs to the group of gymnosperms (with unprotected seeds). When there is a fire, cones shoot their seeds away. That’s why it is one of the first tree to grow back after a fire. This is also one of the reason why it has been planted to reforest. It has many […]

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Blue Grass Lily

Blue Grass Lily – Aphyllanthes monspeliensis L.

Aphyllanthes monspeliensis L, Asparagaceae family This plant from arid mediterranean areas blossoms at pentecost. Their corollas (composed of all the petals) look like a funnel. The flowers are edible but make sure to identify them properly. To resist against the drought, this plant doesn’t have any leaves ; it makes its photosynthesis with its blue-green […]

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