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submitted by Robin Tzannes on 14.09.2004

Orchid Sampler

Even this small sampling shows the incredible diversity of orchids to be found on Kythera. Worldwide there are over 30,000 orchid species and subspecies, representing one-tenth of the earth's plant population. There are more than 130 species of orchid in Greece alone.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

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Yellow Vetch

Yellow vetch is a scrambling climber abundant on Kythera.

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Blue Vetch

Blue vetch is a common wildflower in rocky places like Kythera.

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White Convolvulus

White Convolvulus is known in Greek by the charming name “fustanaki”, meaning petticoat.

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Pink Convolvulus

These beautiful little funnel-shaped flowers come in various shades of white, pink, purple and yellow.

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Yellow Pressed Flower

This tall yellow weed has seed pods like tiny coins. Found in Fratsia, winter of 1991. It is unidentified.

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Oxalis

This sour grass, also called Wood Sorrell, carpets the olive orchards in late autumn. Children and animals like to eat it, but too much can cause stomachaches in people and cows.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

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Grape Hyacinth

This small, purple flower is mild and fragrant and can be eaten raw. The deep indigo color makes a striking addition to a green winter salad.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

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Dandelion

The ubiquitous yellow flower, known as Wild Radiki, is different from the cultivated green, but is also delicious boiled with salt and olive oil.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

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White pressed flower

This graceful flower was found near Fratsia and pressed in the winter of 1991. It is unidentified.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

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Violetta

The lovely Violetta, also known as Wild Wallflower, is a member of the Mustard family.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Robin Tzannes on 14.09.2004

Daffodil

In winter, flowering bulbs emerge, covering the grassy hillsides and fields with sweet smelling Narcissus and Daffodil.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Robin Tzannes on 14.09.2004

Pressed flower

Unidentified flower found near Fratsia in 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Anemone

Anemone, Anemone pavonina

According to myth, the anemone sprang from the tears of Aphrodite, making it particularly appropriate that her island is covered with these flowers all winter long. They appear in red, pink, purple and white varieties from December through March.

Pressed flowers. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 16.10.2003

Red Anemone

Red Anemone Anemone pavonina

Although they bloom in a great variety of colors, the most common anemone on Kythera is bright red.

Pressed flowers. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Bellevalia

Bellevalia dubia

A close relative of the hyacinth, this cobalt blue flower blooms in Kythera in early spring.

Pressed flowers. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Calendula

Calendula, Calendula arvensis

This wild marigold covers the fields in winter, making a blanket of brilliant orange. A poultice made from calendula leaves is said to be good for the skin.

Dried flowers. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Cretan Iris

Cretan Iris, Iris cretica

Very common on the island, the Cretan Iris is found in dry, rocky places throughout March and April.

Pressed flower. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Daisies

Simple yellow-and-white daisies. Dried flowers. Fratsia, 1991.

Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Iris

Iris, Hermodactylus tuberosus

These yellowish green flowers with deep purple tips appear all over Kythera in March.

Pressed flowers. Fratsia, 1991.