Natural History Photographs


After our arrival in Barcelona, we picked up the rental car and drove towards our one-week place to stay, Casa Mur. I had planned for two stops, the first at the reservoir near Santa Ana. While perhaps not the greatest of all natural history locations, this site gave some easy access to cliffs, and the Crossbill guide indicated some where to be expected here. Of course, one never knows how early or late the season is at a particular location, and Santa Ana proved to be a warm spot, given that various plants were already gone. At the first location, I tend to be impatient, and so I 'forgot' to take the normal landscape pictures - but perhaps also because I don't lke the view of reservoirs... Luckily I already found quite a few interesting plants, suggesting we were had an interesting week
Phlomis lychnitis
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Viltbrandkruid
English:Lampwick, Iberian Jerusalem sage
Deutsch:Jerusalem-Salbei, Filziges brandkraut
Français:Herbe aux mèches, Sauvie sauvage
Italiano:salvione licnite
Español:candilera, candiles, cerruda, cola de gato de monte, hierba de las torcidas,
matagallo del viento, matagallos amarillos, matas blancas, matatorcía,
matulera, merchera, quebrantahuesos, rabo de gato, sanjuanes, savia,
torcida de candil, zerruda
Rhaponticum coniferum
Authority:(L.) Greuter, 2003
Synonyms:Centaurea conifera Linnaeus, 1753
Leuzea conifera (L.) DC. 1805
Deutsch:Zapfenkopf
Français:centaurée pomme de pin, centaurée porte-cône, leuzée conifère,
leuzée à cône
Italiano:fiordaliso ovoide
Español:adornos de monte, alcachofilla, alcancilillo, cardo de arzolla, cardo del sol,
cardo santo, cigala, cuchara de pastor, cucharita de la Virgen, guitarra,
hierba de almorranas, hierba de los pujos, picias, piña de San Juan,
piñicas de monte, pinillo, pinochas, planta de la campanita,
planta de la cucharita
Pistacia terebinthus
with galls of
Forda formicaria
The small globolar galls are caused by the fundatrix, her offspring cause the semicircular galls at the leaf margin.
Mantisalca salmantica
Authority:(L.) Briq. & Cavill. 1930
Synonyms:Centaurea salmantica Linnaeus, 1753
Français:centaurée de Salamanque, mantisalca de Salamanque,
microlonque de Salamanque
Italiano:fiordaliso de Salamanca
Español:ajonjera botonera, alcabota, algaravía, amargos, anapeas, baleas, baleo fino,
baleo macho, barredera, bolica, botones, cabezuela, cabezuela coronada,
cabezuela de Salamanca, cabezuela menuda, cálices, camarroja, cantarera,
capotica, cardo de bolas, clavelitos, coscorrones, drama, escoba botonera,
escoba de cabezuela, escoba de macuca, escoba de palillos, escobera, escobonera,
escobones, escombrera, estebe de Salamanca, flor de rama, hierba de escobas,
hierba de las escobas, mantisalca, marginera, padres e hijos, palillos,
palmerillas, palotes, pan de pastor, pelotica, punticas de escobarrama,
saladilla, salmerón, verruguicas, zarcillón
Cordulegaster boltonii
Authority:(Donovan, 1807)
Nederlands:Gewone bronlibel
English:Common Goldenring
Deutsch:Zweigestreifte Quelljungfer
Norsk:Kongeøyenstikker
Svenska:Kungstrollslända
Français:Cordulégastre à front jaune
Italiano:Guardaruscello comune
Español:Guardarroyos común
Globularia alypum
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Italiano:erba dei frati, erba del re, erba del Re, vedovelle cespugliose
Español:bocha, cardenilla, cebollada, cogullada, corona de rey, corona real,
coronilla de fraile, coronilla real, cujarda, globularia, servencia,
siempre-enjuta, turbit blanco, zebollada, zocollada
Staehelina dubia
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Deutsch:zweifelhafte Strauchscharte
Français:stéhéline douteuse
Italiano:pennellini
Español:borlitas de sedo montés, hierba pincel, hiesca, jopillos de seda montés,
manzanilla hiesquera, mata pincel, tomillo borriquero, tomillo de brocha
Rhamnus alaternus
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:barren privet, Italian buckthorn, Mediterranean buckthorn
Deutsch:immergrüner Alternbaum, immergrüner Kreuzdorn
Français:alardier, alaterne, bourgue épine, nerprun alaterne, sanguin blanc
Italiano:alardier, alaterne, bourgue épine, nerprun alaterne, sanguin blanc
Español:agracejo, aladierno, alaterno, alitierno, bayón, biondo, carrasquilla, cascaborra,
chaparro bruco, chaparro mesto, coscollina, durillo, laderno, ladierna, madierno,
mermasangre, mesto, palo de Bañón, palomesto, sangredo, sangricio, sanguino
Sedum sediforme
Authority:(Jacq.) Pau 1909
Synonyms:Sempervivum sediforme Jacq. 1771
Petrosedum sediforme (Jacq.) Grulich, 1984
English:pale stonecrop
Deutsch:nizzaer Mauerpfeffer
Français:orpin de Nice, orpin à port d'orpin, sédum de Nice, sédum élevé
Italiano:borracina di Nizza
Español:arroz de moro, uguetas, uña de gato, uña de gatos
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Mournful widow, Sweet scabious
Deutsch:Purpurskabiose, Samtskabiose
Français:Scabieuse papillon, Scabieuse pourpre noirâtre
Limenitis reducta
Authority:Staudinger, 1901
Nederlands:blauwe ijsvogelvlinder
English:Southern White Admiral
Deutsch:Blauschwarzer Eisvogel
Français:Sylvain azuré
Español:ninfa de los arroyos
Antirrhinum molle
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Dwarf snapdragon
Deutsch:Muflier mou