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  1. common caper, Capparis spinosanoun

    prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled


  1. capparis spinosa

    Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers.The plant is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), used as a seasoning or garnish, and the fruit (caper berries), both of which are usually consumed salted or pickled. Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C. spinosa for their buds or fruits. Other parts of Capparis plants are used in the manufacture of medicines and cosmetics. Capparis spinosa is native to almost all the circum-Mediterranean countries, and is included in the flora of most of them, but whether it is indigenous to this region is uncertain. The family Capparaceae could have originated in the tropics and later spread to the Mediterranean basin.The taxonomic status of the species is controversial and unsettled. Species within the genus Capparis are highly variable, and interspecific hybrids have been common throughout the evolutionary history of the genus. As a result, some authors have considered C. spinosa to be composed of multiple distinct species, others that the taxon is a single species with multiple varieties or subspecies, or that the taxon C. spinosa is a hybrid between C. orientalis and C. sicula.


  1. capparis spinosa

    Capparis spinosa, commonly known as caper bush or capers, is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is best known for its edible flower buds which are used as a seasoning in cooking. The plant has prostrate, spreading branches, round to ovate leaves, and white to pinkish-white flowers with numerous long purple stamens. The plant grows on walls or in rocky habitats in various parts of the world. It also has medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat various health conditions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capparis spinosa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capparis spinosa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • ಕ್ಯಾಪರಿಸ್ ಸ್ಪಿನೋಸಾKannada
  • Capparis spinosaLatin
  • கப்பாரிஸ் ஸ்பினோசாTamil
  • کیپاریس اسپینوساUrdu
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