Anemone coronaria

 

 

 

Anemone coronaria in  Anopolis - click to enlarge

Anemone coronaria in Anopolis, South Crete

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria - click to enlarge

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria is very common flower in Crete and is found in olive groves, fallow and abandoned fields. The flowers come in a great variety of colours, most commonly violet, purple, mauve, red,  blue and white. There are also some bicoloured  forms.

The plants start flowering in December (at sea level) and carry on until May in higher areas. Different colour types will not flower at the same time so that they can form multicoloured carpets of flowers in which one colour will be dominant  at one time and another colour later.

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