Pulicaria odora

Mediterranean fleabane                                                               Μίρωδάτη πουλικάρια

Asteraceae - daisy family                                                                                          Dicot.


Pulicaria odora is similar to Pulicaria dysentrica but has fewer, larger flowers, fewer branches and, characteristically, the basal leaf rosette remains when flowering. They often grow in the same vicinity as the commoner P. dysenterica. The plants may be solitary or in small groups and do not produce stolons. The flowers have a mild fragrance but the leaves, as other members of the Pulicaria genus, have a pungent aroma and the plants contain a number of essential oils, including thymol, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

❉25-30mm, ↨ 20-40cm, ,,℞,W                             JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG

Pulicaria after pulicarius from Latin meaning flee-bearing

odora from Latin odorus = scented

30-33mm,30-50cm, ,
,W                                  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Pulicaria dysenterica
Common fleabanePulicaria_dysenterica.html
Pulicaria vulgaris
Small fleabanePulicaria_vulgaris.html