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Sado estuary, western Portugal

Scientific names of plants mentioned in the text

Common name Scientific name
annual beard-grass Polypogon monspeliensis
annual sea-blite Suaeda maritima
bog-myrtle Myrica gale
brown galingale Cyperus fuscus
bulrush Typha latifolia
coastal crucianella Crucianella maritima
common reed Phragmites australis
common saltmarsh-grass Puccinellia maritima
common sea-lavender Limonium vulgare
cork oak Quercus suber
cottonweed Otanthus maritimus
cyperus sedge Carex pseudocyperus
eelgrass Zostera marina
French lavender Lavandula stoechas ssp. luisieri
golden-samphire Inula crithmoides
great fen-sedge Cladium mariscus
grey hair-grass Corynephorus canescens
gum cistus Cistus ladanifer
Hampshire purslane Ludwigia palustris
lentisc Pistacia lentiscus
lesser bulrush Typha angustifolia
maritime pine Pinus pinaster
marsh fern Thelypteris palustris
marsh pennywort Hydrocotyle vulgaris
marsh St John's-wort Hypericum elodes
palmate anemone Anemone palmata
perennial glasswort Sarcocornia perennis
Phoenician juniper Juniperus phoenicea ssp. turbinata
pseudorlaya Pseudorlaya pumila
purple glasswort Salicornia ramosissima
purple-loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
rigid hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum
sage-leaved cistus Cistus salviifolius
sand stock Malcolmia littorea
sea club-rush Scirpus maritimus
sea daffodil Pancratium maritimum
sea knotgrass Polygonum maritimum
sea spurge Euphorbia paralias
sea-holly Eryngium maritimum
sea-purslane Halimione portulacoides
shrubby pimpernel Anagallis monelli
shrubby sea-blite Suaeda vera
small cord-grass Spartina maritima
Sodom's apple Solanum sodomaeum
southern birdsfoot-trefoil Lotus creticus
spiny thrift Armeria pungens
stone pine Pinus pinea
three-leaved snowflake Leucojum trichophyllum
water hyacinth Eichornia crassipes
water-plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica
wavy St John's-wort Hypericum undulatum
white broom Retama monosperma
white water lily Nymphaea alba
yellow flag Iris pseudacorus
yellow water lily Nuphar luteum
Gum Cistus © Teresa Farino Gum Cistus
Cistus ladanifer
© Teresa Farino
 
 

Reports of other wildlife trips to Portugal:

BSBI Botanical Tour in Western Portugal - Trip Report 2006

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Wildlife of western Portugal - Serra da Arrábida
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