Paeonia clusii

 

 

 

Paeonia clusii  - click to enlarge

Paeonia clusii  - click to enlarge

Paeonia clusii

Paeonia clusii  - click to enlarge

A few days later

Paeonia clusii

One of the large bushes of peonies

Paeonia clusii after a rain shower

Paeonia clusii after the rain

Paeonia clusii subsp. clusii sometimes known as Cretan white peony is without doubt one of the most beautiful flowers of Crete. You can only find it in a very few places (here in a forest high above Anopolis) and its very short flowering period makes it even more of a rarity.

I have been watching this specific location for a number of years now and it is a pleasure to see that the bushes are becoming more numerous every year.

Paeonia clusii is endemic to Crete and Karpathos and flowers in April and May.

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