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Fagonia cretica


Fagonia cretica (Template:Lang-es, Virgin's Mantle) is a species of plant in the Zygophyllaceae, the Caltrop family, specifically the fagonbushes. It is found in Alicante province, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Crete, Malta, Cyprus and North Africa, from Morocco to Egypt.

The Manto de la Virgen is a plant of rocky coastlines, especially on Cabrera, Formentera, Ibiza, and Majorca of the islands. It is a creeping plant and has star-shaped, 5-narrow petal, violet to light violet flowers.


Plant has sweet, bitter, sharp and sour taste according to different stages of growth and parts. The color of flowers is purple. Plant has large number of small fruits near thorns.



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