A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Autumn Squill

I found this tiny little flower on the path from St Georges down to Nimborios. Barely ten centimetres tall and in a small cluster of four plants hidden among the shrubs of the garrigue on the hillside. This is the autumn squill or Scillia autumnis and is found widespread throughout the Mediterranean.





 After nearly no rain for five months this is not the only plant flowering at the moment. The sea squill, the stinking aster and this thistle are still showing an effort to flower.



Elsewhere a yellow legged gull stops on a rock to ponder its surroundings.







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