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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crocus pallasii

803_653 [Crocus pallasii]
 
IMG_4938 [Crocus palassii]


This Autumn-flowering crocus grows from the Balkan Peninsula to West Iran but on the Greek territory - as far as I know - it can be found only on the islands of Chios and Lesvos. For some reason it also grows on one specific spot on Mt. Hymittos with its tepals being whitish rather than the commonly purple-lilac tepals of its “cousin” Crocus cartwrightianus [see here].

Both pictures were photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 3, 2017.

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