A floral view of Portugal

Wildflowers, castle gardens, seaside flowers . . . here are some shots of flowers in the various places we traveled on our trip through Portugal.  Maybe you know what some of them are called?

Flowers at Cabo de Sao Vicente.  They look like some kind of Portulaca.

Flowers at Cabo de Sao Vicente. They look like some kind of Portulaca.

Poppies in front of Castelo de S Jorge (Lisbon)

Poppies in front of Castelo de S Jorge (Lisbon)

Flowering vine climbs a building in the Barrio Alto neighborhood (Lisbon)

Flowering vine climbs a building in the Barrio Alto neighborhood (Lisbon)

Wildflowers frame a stunning view near Monique

Wildflowers frame a stunning view near Monique

Interesting yellow wildflower on hillside (Carrapateira)  Do you know what it's called?

Interesting yellow wildflower on hillside (Carrapateira) Do you know what it’s called?

These  lovely flowers were growing on shrubs 2-3 ft. tall with very sticky wet looking leaves.  They stuck to our clothes when walk by.  I'd love to know what this plant is!

These lovely flowers were growing on shrubs 2-3 ft. tall with very sticky wet looking leaves. They stuck to our clothes when walked by. I’d love to know what this plant is!

Wildflowers growing at the edge of a farmer's field near the Megaliths.

Wildflowers growing at the edge of a farmer’s field near the Megaliths.

Flowers and surf

Flowers and surf

 

morning glories at the "eco-apartment" Monte da cunco in Carrapateira

morning glories at the “eco-apartment” Monte da cunco in Carrapateira

Rose garden, Monserrate Castle, Sintra

Rose garden, Monserrate Castle, Sintra

Which of these flowers did you like best?

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15 thoughts on “A floral view of Portugal

  1. The top on is called sour fig, I think. It’s a succulent… the dried fruit are quite tart but have a unique taste. It’s a native of South Africa that’s made it’s way over to the Algarve… like so many other plants from South Africa, they thrive… let’s hope they don’t become a threat to the indigenous flora! 😉

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    • Thanks, AJ! It is interesting how plants that appear “native” have come from elsewhere. I’m working on a post right now about one of my favorite flowers that are naturalized in the northern part of NH that I recently learned are not native.

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  2. I love the roses because they look so dainty and also the large white shrub ones that their petals resemble crumpled paper! Manda likes the morning glories!

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