Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Mediterranean stinkbush / βρωμοκλάδι

Anagyris foetida

Description:

Common deciduous shrub that sometimes can be as tall as a tree up to 4m. Complex leaves of three leaflets that have bad smell when crushed. Flowering December - April. All parts of the plant are toxic, especially the seeds because they contain the teratogenic alkaloid anagryrine.

Habitat:

It is a plant of the Mediterranean zone but eastwards extends to Iran. Found on limestone slopes and field boundaries up to 1200m. It resists intense grazing areas -animals usually avoid it because of the bad smell-, while bees often visit its flowers.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, Tania....

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....beautiful colors....

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thanks Jamie!

Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant 3 years ago

Nice photos and description

Tania17
Spotted by
Tania17

Greece

Spotted on Feb 12, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018

Related Spottings

Anagyris Stinking bean trefoil seedpods (Βρωμοκλάδι) Mediterranean Stinkbush (Ανάγυρις η δύσοσμη)

Nearby Spottings

Small red scorpionfish Tompot blenny wide-eyed flounder Purple starfish
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team