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Jean
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Flower report, May 2nd – Imbros gorge

by Jean » 03 May 2019, 12:48

Here are some of the many flowers we saw in the Imbros gorge on Thursday. The dragon arums (Dracunculus vulgaris) and Cretan ebony (Ebenus cretica) haven’t come out in the middle of the gorge but are in bloom at the bottom. There are patches of cyclamen in a few shady places, poppies, sage, and a variety of smaller flowers along the footpath.

Bee orchid (an ophrys)
Ophrys.jpg


Fritillaria
fritillaria.jpg


Pterocephalus papposus
Pterocephalus papposus.jpg


Procopiania cretica (endemic)
Procopiania cretica.jpg


Crepis auriculifolia (endemic)
Crepis auriculifolia.jpg


tiny scrophularia
scrophularia.jpg


Tree flax (Linum arboretum)
Linum arboreum.jpg


Saxifrage (with tiny red spots on the white petals)
Saxifraga chrysoplenifolia.jpg


Campanula (endemic)
campanula.jpg


Phlomis
phlomis.jpg

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