Malcolmia flexuosa (Sm.) Sm., 1830
Common names: Nodding Stock [En], Malcomie flexueuse [Fr], Geschlängelte Malcolmie [De], Μαλκόλμια η ευκαμπτη [Gr], Deniz şebboyu [Tu]
Mytilini, LESVOS ● Greece
Description: Small annual plant, up to 30 cm height. The leaves and stems are covered with short, scattered, white hairs.
The leaves are entire, alternate, simple, ovals to elliptics, fleshy.
The flowers are pink to purple, with dark veins and a yellow or white throat. The corolla has 4 petals.
The fruit is a cylindrical siliqua.
Biology: Flowering from February to May.
Habitat: Seaside, on rocky and sandy soils.
Distribution: Native from Southern Greece, East Aegean island, Crete, Cyprus and South-West Turkey. Introduced and naturalised in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Balearic Islands.
Papiomytoglou V., 2006. Fleurs sauvages de Grèce, Mediterraneo Editions.