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Wild Flowers

This page is a permanent work in progress and I fear there are always going to be gaps.  If anyone can identify any of the gaps then please let me know!  

Spring is the most fantastic time of year to visit the island, if only for the wild flowers which are spread in front of you as vividly coloured carpets. The variety of flowers and herbs that grow here are wide and varying and there is never a time of year when something is not flowering, even when it hasn't rained for 5 months.

Here are some photos of what sort of flora you can expect to find on the island. These are by no means definitive and are mostly what I find close to Mastihari but you can find different things in other parts of the island.

   

 Narcissi and Iris
 

   

Poppies


 

Anemones


    

     

Different varieties of wild orchids

    

Lupins

 

A positive feast of colour

     

Wild sweet peas (Vicia) and a type of Campanula

    

Mandragora

    

Onobrychis and Wild Honeywort (Cerinthe)

 

    

Wild crab apple and Rock Rose

   

Mallow and Genista

   

Gorse and Common Asphodel

    

Bougainvillea - not wild but very beautiful and a Thistle

   

Chrysanthemum and a Pyramidal Orchid

   

Lactuca Graeca

   

Wild Sage and Thyme
 

    

As well as Flora we have Fauna!!

   

Cuprina crupinastrum and Ornothogulum

   

Scabious and Oxalis

   

Wild Salvia and Pallenis Spinosa

    

Echinops and Acacia

 

Dwarf Narcissi

   

Doronicum

   

French Lavender and can't find it anywhere!

   

Type of Pistacia maybe and Tragopogon

   

More Fauna!

   

Not wild - the blossom of an Olive and Lemon tree

   

Plain common-or-garden clover but even that is giant!

     

Agave and Banana Palm

 

     

Verbascum

         

Field Gladioli

    

Type of Lathyrus

 

..........heading to Kefalos


 

 

 

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