Silene succulenta

 

 

 

Silene succulenta - Click to enlarge

Silene succulenta

Silene succulenta - Click to enlarge

Silene succulenta

Silene succulenta - Click to enlarge

Silene succulenta

Silene succulenta - Click to enlarge

Silene succulenta

Silene succulenta is a fleshy perennial with numerous ascending stems, clothed throughout with a dense mass of sticky, glandular hairs. It is a rare flower found on maritime sands of some Mediterranean islands as well as North Africa.
In Crete it grows on Elafonisi, Gavdos and Gaiduronisi (Chryssi island). It flowers from March until June.

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