Helichrysum stoechas

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae

Helichrysum stoechas

One of several members of the Daisy family (Asteraceae) common in the Mediterranean Region, this plant can be identified by a strong smell of curry when the leaves or stems are crushed.

Helichrysum stoechas, Cape St Vincent

Helichrysum stoechas also grows in northwest Africa and eastwards as far as Turkey. It flowers from April to July.

Helichrysum stoechas, closeup of flowers

These specimens were photographed in the Algarve region of Portugal in May.

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