Capparis spinosa is an edible cultivable, native plant. It is commonly named as the caper bush and also called Flinders rose.
The caper develops large and extensive root system and can develop in areas with low rainfall and summer temperatures up to 40 ° C and in the winter in temperatures up to -8o o C.
It tolerates high salinity and can grow in places that are exposed to sea wind.
C. spinosa's flowers are hermaphrodite.
It prefers well-drained soils .It can grow in alkaline soil too and in drought conditions. It can tolerates soil acidity from 6.0 to 8.3.
It can be used in many occasions,from medicinal field, to cosmetic, an of course the Mediterranean Cuisine.
The premature flower and leaves of C. spinosa, are edible and high nutritient.