Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae
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 also grows in northwest Africa and eastwards as far as Turkey. It flowers from April to July.
These specimens were photographed in the Algarve region of Portugal in May.
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