Ħannewija

Ħannewija. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

I meant to share this photo earlier this week, but I immediately realised I had the wrong identification for this plant. So I shared something else instead. It took me a while to find the correct one, and now that I’m pretty confident I have it right, I thought I’d write a quick post to share this.

The plant in question is an indigenous one, known in English as Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis), and commonly grows in shaded and sheltered areas, particularly ones that are damp or close to water streams. Which fits the bill perfectly, as I came across this (not for the first time, I must say) on a short walk in Wied Speranza in spring last year.

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