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Monday, May 16, 2011

Umbilicus horizontalis

DSCN4007 [Umbilicus horizontalis]

 Mt. Hymittos: 22/04/2010, photo © Tony Taglides

CCC_3112 [Umbilicus horizontalis]

Mt. Hymittos: 15/05/201, photo © Tony Taglides


I've always wondered why this plant is called 'horizontalis' when it's ... vertical!
Any ideas anyone?



2 comments:

  1. It's because its flowers are horizontal whereas those of Umbilicus rupestris are nodding.

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  2. An expert on wild flowers is often the one who makes the difference, Rena. Thank you!

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