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Opuntia spp.

Prickly Pear – Le figuier de Barbarie Native to the Americas. Introduced into Europe by the Spanish colonists on their return from the Americas. They now grow all over the Mediterranean region.  Prickly Pears have flat rounded pads (Cladodes). They … Continue reading

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Celtis australis

European Nettle Tree – Micocoulier The leaves of this tree look so similar to the leaves of nettles, hence the name.  It grows 15-20 m tall.  The flowers are rather small, male and female on the same tree, single or … Continue reading

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