Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Crocus pallasii

IMG_6295 [Crocus pallasii]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 31, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Galanthus reginae-olgae

803_3561 [Galanthus reginae-olgae]

This is one of the four Galanthus reginae-olgae known to exist [as far as I know] on Mt. Hymittos.

Photographed on October 31, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Symphoricarpos albus

IMG_5893 [Symphoricarpos albus]

Native to North America and much of Canada but also naturalized in many other countries. I have never seen it before in Greece. 

By the way, its name derives from Greek συν + φέρω + καρπούς meaning “bearing fruits together”. The picture above seems to justify this name.

Photographed on a hedge in a residential area on Mt. Vardusia on September 8, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ipomoea [purpurea?]

 IMG_5891 [Ipomoea purpurea]

Ipomoea is the largest genus in the plant family Convolvulaceae with about 500 species. The flower above most probably belongs to the species of purpurea but I leave the exact identification to the experts.

With identification put aside, I believe no matter how you call the flower, its beauty remains unquestionable [imho].

It is said to have originated from Mexico and Central America but apparently has spread almost all over the world.

Photographed in a residential area on Mt. Vardousia on September 8, 2018