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Cilento - Calendar of flowers

The Cilento with its rich flora is a paradise for lovers of nature. Our calendar gives a choice of flowers and their time of bloom.

At Cape Palinuro, which is shrouded in legend, you will find something unique: Primula Palinurensis, the flower which is also the symbol of the National Park.

 

Cilento - Calendar of flowers

The Cilento with its rich flora is a paradise for lovers of nature. Our calendar gives a choice of flowers and their time of bloom.

At Cape Palinuro, which is shrouded in legend, you will find something unique: Primula Palinurensis, the flower which is also the symbol of the National Park.

Italian/Latin denomination and bloom

 

1st picture

  • ROSMARINO/Rosmarino officinalis (rosmary): year-round
  • PRIMULA PALINURI (Palinuro-primrose): February - March
  • OFRIDE VERDE BRUNA/Ophrys sphegodes Miller (spider orchid): February - June
  • ANEMONE dell'APPENNINO/Anemone apennina (Apennine-Anemone): March - April

2nd picture

  • OMINI NUDI/Orchis italica (Italian Orchid): March - May
  • SERAPIDE LINGUA/Serapias lingua (Serapisa lingua): March - May
  • GIAGGIOLO DEI POVERETTI/Gynandiris sisyrinchium L. (Barbary Nut Iris): March - May
  • VIOLA TRICOLORE L./Convolvulus tricolo L. (Tricoloured Morning Glory): March - June

3rd picture

  • VALERIANA ROSSA/Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian): April - September
  • PAPAVERO CORNUTO/Glaucium flavum (Yellow horned Poppy): April - September
  • BALLOTA ORIENTALE (Oriental Horehound): May
  • AGAVE AMERICANA/Agavaceae (American Agave): May - June

4th picture

  • CAMPANULA FRAGILIS (Bellflower): May
  • PASSIFLORA (Passion Flower): June
  • MIRTO/Myrtus communis (Myrtle): June - August
  • AGNO CASTO/Vitex agnus-castus (Monk's pepper): June - November

5th picture

  • GELSO/Morus alba (White Mulberry): April - May
  • FERULA COMUNE/Ferula communis (Giant Fennel): April - May
  • CISTO DI MONTPELIER/Cistus monspeliensis (Montpelier Rockrose): April - June
  • CAPPERO/Capparis ovata (Caper): April - September

6th picture

  • GIGLIO MARINO/Pancratium maritimum (Sea Daffodil): July - September
  • ASPARAGO PUNGENTE/Asparagus acutifolius (Lesser Asparagus): July - October
  • CARRUBO/Ceratonia siliqua (Carob): August - October
  • CICLAMINO NAPOLETANO/Cyclamen hederifolium (Neapolitan Violet): August - November

Hiking guide Salvatore Calicchio has been so kind as to place the photos at our disposal.

Calendar of flowers pdf