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Ten common flowers of Crete

Ten Cretan orchids

Ten rare plants of Crete

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Monitoring Crete’s endemic plants: in late April and early May 2014, monitoring of key species took place, undertaken by the University of Athens for the Greek government. See news here >.

Unforgettable things to do … discovering wild flowers on Crete. See news here >.

Flowers of Crete flower finding trips for 2014 available here and botanic art workshops here.

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Flower of the month
July 2014

Lomelosia minoana sps minoana

Endemic to the Dikti Mountains, this large-flowering scabious is very ornamental and also has wonderful fruiting heads. 

More flowers month by month here.

Lomelosia minoana seedhead

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Cyclamen graecum
Cyclamen graecum — from the Flowers of Crete calendar 2014


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red palm weevil

Saving the Cretan Palm

The Cretan palm Phoenix theophrastii is found only on the coast of Crete and south-western Turkey, and on Crete is best known from Vai and Préveli.

The red palm weevil, sadly sometimes imported on cultivated palm species, is a serious threat to the near-endemic Cretan palm and every effort needs to be taken to try to stop its progress.  You can help by keeping an eye out of the weevil and its grubs and reporting news to Flowers of Crete. More here.




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