A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Anemone Coronaria

This plant is now on show in fields, woodlands and hillsides all over Rhodes. It comes in many colours and the name evokes a regal presence from the distant past, possibly associated with the  god Adonis. When he was killed by a boar, Aphrodite, his lover poured nectar over his blood and up sprang the anemone.

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