Matthiola tricuspidata

Three horned sea stock                                                               Βιόλλα της θάλασσας

                                                                                  

Cruciferae - the mustard family                                                                               Dicot.

 
 
 

Matthiola tricuspidata is a plant specialist, adapted to resist the stresses of life on the sandy shore. It is found on or just above the high water line, often accompanied by Medicago marina and Cakile maritima.

M. tricuspidata can readily be identified by the three horned seed pods which give it it's name.

 

1.5-2cm, 20-30cm20-40cm                                                        JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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