A perennial plant endemic to the Canary Islands, in flower once again, delighting me with its dynamic show!
This plant has a creeping or trailing habit. The leaves are divided into 3-5 slender leaflets, each leaflet 1–2 cm long and 1 mm wide, densely covered with fine silvery hairs.
The flowers are orange-red to red, slender and 3 to 4 cm in length.
''Lotus berthelotii'' is a perennial plant endemic to the Canary Islands, in the genus ''Lotus''. Among its common names are lotus vine flower, parrot beak, pelican beak, and coral gem. This plant is widely cultivated but is either extinct in the wild or persists as a few individuals. In 1884 it was already classed as "exceedingly rare" and plant collection probably hastened its decline.