Androcymbium rechingeri

 

 

 

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Androcymbium rechingeri in a rock crevice

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Androcymbium rechingeri in a rock crevice

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Androcymbium rechingeri

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Once you find the right spot you will see the ground covered with flowers

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Once you find the right spot you will see the ground covered with flowers

Androcymbium rechingeri  - click to enlarge

Androcymbium rechingeri with the sea in the background

Androcymbium rechingeri - close-up  - click to enlarge

Androcymbium rechingeri - close-up

Androcymbium rechingeri is a very rare Cretan endemic flower found only on the islet of Elafonisos and a few other locations on the west coast of Crete. It grows on sandy soil and flowers from December to February.
Its smooth leaves are up to 15cm in length and the flowers have a diameter of 3 to 6cm. It is listed in the Greek Red Data Book as endangered.

There are some very interesting and detailed facts as well as botanical drawings of Androcymbium here if you are interested

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

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