These included the bizarre-looking cytinus, parasitic on pink-flowered cistus species,….
…. and the rare Sarcocapnos eneaphylla, with delicate, clustered white flowers which the Spanish call ‘virgin’s slippers,….
…. and mauve-flowered Chaenorhinum crassifolium. Both these species grow in fissures in rocks. Along the cliff path to San Pedro yesterday we saw many clumps of white rockrose (helianthemum). Also, here is an example of Convolvulus siculus with tiny blue flowers. It is found never far from the sea and there are lots of it in Las Negras. The ramblas around las Negras our full of colour. Clumps of wild peas in vivid shades of pink and magenta are growing in the dried up river beds. Little pink Silene nicaeensis are everywhere. These lovely purple poppies are unusual. They made an interesting contrast growing amongst the common red poppies. As did these pink poppies.