Meet the ‘Xorbett’: The small, yellow flowery plant that graces the coastal regions of Dwejra in Gozo
The plant is known as the Golden Samphire in English, and it thrives in salty conditions.
As October unfolds in the picturesque landscapes of Gozo and Dwejra, Dwejra Tower posted their new ‘Plant of the Month’ on their social media pages. This month, they shined the spotlight on the Golden Samphire, affectionately known as 'Xorbett' in Maltese.
This resilient low-lying shrub, adorned with slender fleshy leaves, graces the coastal regions of Gozo, particularly around the enchanting Dwejra area.
What makes this plant a true marvel is its small, yet distinctive, yellow flowers that burst forth in late summer and early autumn, casting a vibrant golden hue across the coastline. The Golden Samphire plant thrives in salty conditions, making it a common sight along the coastlines, often beautifying the rugged maritime garigue habitat.
Despite the relentless scorching summers, marked by their aridity, strong winds, and searing heat, Golden Samphire is standing tall and proud.
This plant, amongst many others, is a sign of nature's adaptability, demonstrating its ability to flourish even in the most unforgiving pockets of soil and rocky terrain.
Throughout the year, its evergreen foliage remains a source of natural beauty, reminding us of the resilience and endurance of life in the wild.
Have you ever seen the ‘Xorbett’ plant?