Anchusa cespitosa

 

 

 

Anchusa cespitosa  - click to enlarge

Anchusa cespitosa - a White Mountains endemic flower

Anchusa cespitosa  - click to enlarge

Anchusa cespitosa - Detail

Anchusa cespitosa  - click to enlarge

Anchusa cespitosa on a rock

Field of anchusa cespitosa in Axlada  - click to enlarge

A field of Anchusa cespitosa, Crepis cretica and Anthemis rigida in Axlada

Field of anchusa cespitosa in Axlada  - click to enlarge

A field of Anchusa cespitosa, Crepis cretica and Anthemis rigida in Axlada

Possibly the most beautiful flower of the White Mountains, Anchusa cespitosa is an endemic flower of the White Mountains. It has tiny dazzling blue flowers and like almost all the plants growing in the high desert. this one needs the hair on its leaves to collect the little humidity there is at night.

It grows between 1600 and 2200 metres and flowers from May to July. The Cretan shepherds call it blávi which means 'blue'.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

Return to Crete flowers index page

GENERAL INFOSERVICESACCOMMODATIONPROPERTYTOP DESTINATIONSEXCURSIONSWALKSPHOTOSSITE MAPADVERTISEEMAIL