A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Forests on Rhodes

The ground is covered in a carpet of needles under the pine forests and there are more flowers to be seen other than orchids.​ The endemic peony of Rhodes is just one of them and can be seen in great numbers here and there. 

Anemone blanda covers large areas of the forest floor and  flowers in various colours.....

And in the sunnier spots between the trees is Anemone coronaria....

Wedged in a crack in some limestone rocks is this star of Bethlehem, possibly Ornithogalum montanum.

 

 

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