The tiny fruit of this plant can be extremely painful if you tread on them. They are a pain here where they get picked up by shoe soles while out walking then fall out unnoticed at home and get trodden on by bare feet!
Limestone outcrop in foothills of los Serranos mountains.
My Mediterranean plant book gives this the common name of Maltese Cross but that same name is more commonly used for Lychnis chalcedonica which is not listed in the book.
Lat: 39.69, Long: -0.67
Spotted on Oct 3, 2016
Submitted on Oct 8, 2016