Flowers of Crete

Flowers of Crete

Here is the beginning of a section presenting photos and brief descriptions of some flowers and plants that can be found in Crete.

To provide a semblance of order the photos are classed into six categories:

Below you can see all the flowers that are currently shown on these pages in alphabetical order:

 • Acantholimon androsaceum
 • Acanthus spinosus
- Bear's breeches
 • Aethionema saxatile creticum
- Burnt Candytuft
 • Alcea biennis
 • Ammophila Arenaria
 • Anchusa cespitosa
 • Anchusa italica (or Anchusa azurea)
 • Androcymbium rechingeri
 • Anemone coronaria
 • Anthemis glaberrima
 • Anthemis samariensis
 • Anthyllis vulneraria
 • Arenaria cretica
 • Arisarum vulgare
 • Asphodeline Lutea
 • Asphodelus Ramosus
- White Asphodel
 • Astragalus angustifolius
 • Barlia robertiana
 • Bellevalia brevipedicellata
 • Berberis cretica
 • Bupleurum kakiskalae
 • Calicotome villosa
- Spiny broom
 • Campanula aizoides
 • Campanula cretica
 • Campanula jacquinii
 • Campanula laciniata
 • Campanula tubulosa
 • Centaurea idaea
 • Centaurea lancifolia
 • Centaurea pumilio
 • Centaurea raphanina ssp. raphanina
 • Centranthus sieberi
 • Cephalanthera cucullata
 • Cephalaria squamiflora
 • Ceterach officinarum -
Rusty Back
 • Chrysanthemum coronarium
- Crown daisies
 • Cicer incisum
 • Cistus creticus
- Pink rockrose
 • Cistus parviflorus
 • Cistus salvifolius
 • Citrus sinensis - Orange
 • Clematis elisabethae-carolae
 • Colchicum macrophyllum
 • Crepis sibthorpiana
 • Crithmum maritimum
 • Crocus cartwrightianus
 • Crocus sieberi
 • Cyclamen creticum
 • Cyclamen graecum
 • Cytinus hypocistus ssp. clusii or Cytinus ruber
 • Daphne sericea
 • Delphinium staphisagria
- Lice bane
 • Dracunculus vulgaris
- Dragon arum
 • Ebenus cretica
- Cretan ebony
 • Echium italicum subsp. biebersteinii
 • Echium plantagineum
 • Erica manipuliflora
 • Euphorbia acanthothamnos
 • Euphorbia characias
 • Euphorbia dendroides
 • Euphorbia rechingeri
 • Ferula communis
 - Giant fennel
 • Galium incurvum
 • Glaucium flavum
- Yellow horned poppy
 • Helichrysum conglobatum
 • Hypericum empetrifolium
 • Iberis sempervirens
 • Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa
- Juniper
 • Lavendula stoechas
- Wild lavender
 • Limonium graecum
 • Lomelosia sphaciotica
 • Lupinus pilosus
- Blue lupin
 • Mandragora officinarum
 • Medicago marina
- Sea medick
 • Muscari comosum
- Tassel hyacynth
 • Myosotis solange
 • Nepeta sphaciotica
 • Onobrychis sphaciotica
 • Onopordum bracteatum ssp. creticum
 • Onosma erectum
 • Orchis italica
- Italian orchid
 • Orchis pauciflora
 • Ophrys spruneri
 • Ophrys tenthredinifera
- Sawfly Ophrys
 • Oxalis pes-caprae
- Bermuda buttercup
 • Paeonia clusii
 • Pancratium maritimum
- Sea daffodil
 • Papaver rhoeas
- Common poppy
 • Petromarula pinnata
 • Phlomis fruticosa
- Jerusalem sage
 • Pimpinella tragium subsp. depressa
 • Prunus prostrata
 • Ranunculus asiaticus
 • Ranunculus veronicae
 • Ruta chalepensis
 • Satureja alpina
 • Satureja spinosa
 • Scilla nana (Chionodoxa cretica)
 • Scolymus hispanicus
 • Sedum magellense
 • Sedum tristriatum
 • Sideritis syriaca
- "Cretan mountain tea"
 • Silene colorata
 • Silene succulenta
 • Silene variegata
 • Staehelina petiolata
 • Teucrium brevifolium
 • Thymus capitatus (or Coridothymus capitatus)
- Thyme
 • Tragopogon sinuatus
 • Tulipa cretica
 • Tulipa goulimyi
 • Tulipa saxatilis (Tulipa bakeri)
 • Umbilicus horizontalis
 • Urginea maritima
- Sea squill
 • Verbascum arcturus
 • Verbascum macrurum
 • Verbascum sinuatum
 • Verbascum spinosum
 • Vicia tenuifolia subsp. dalmatica
 • Viola fragrans
 • Viola scorpiuroides

 

Flowers of Crete - John Fielding & Nicholas Turland - Kew Editions

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