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harryabbott
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« on: July 02, 2009, 08:03:30 pm »

This plant is and has been in bloom near Mijas in cliff faces with very little soil or water.
We have also seen it at El Chorro in a very wet clay type cliff face so it seems very adaptable. It has a wonderful scent, is this plant an  exotic escapee or  is it a native plant ?
Would someone be kind enough to ID it for me and tell us a little about it.
Many thanks,
Harry


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 09:56:26 pm »

Hello Harry,

It looks like Trachelium caeruleum or Throatwort. Does anyone agree? It's abundant here in the Ronda area but I never knew it was perfumed.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 11:29:15 pm »

Hi Harry and Brenda.

Yes I would agree with you Brenda Trachelium caeruleum or Throatwort seems to fit well. I have compared it to some shot I have taken in the passed and it looks good.

All the best Mick.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 12:12:50 am »

Thanks folks, that is great to get an answer so quickly.
Why Throatwort, does it have medicinal properties?
I presume it is native rather than introduced or escaped?
You must smell it next time you see it Brenda ,it has a beautiful scent.
Harry.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 12:31:27 am »

Hi folks,
 Have since researched the name you kindly gave me and found lots of references.
Endemic to Spain and also known as the Flor de viuda " the widows flower" in spain. Nice little link with info attached below.

http://herbarivirtual.uib.es/cas-uv/especie/5935.html

Harry
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