Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Centranthus calcitrapae (L.) Dufresne


Genus : Centranthus

    Catalan common name : Pedrosa. Roseta.

    Spanish common name : Valeriana española.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Dragonera. Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : April. May. June. July.

    Life-forms : Terophyte.

    Habitat : Dry soils and walls.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : An annual cycle species, it lives in dry wasteland, but can also be found in walls or rock faces. The arrangement of the small, pink flowers, which look like an umbel, is quite characteristic; the leaves on the stalk are greatly divided, but the ones at the base are only dentate; there is not much chance of mistaking it for other plants.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra