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
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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