A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Friars Cowl

In places this plant almost covers the ground with its leaves and sends up a little flower in the shape of a friars cowl. Hence its name. Arisarium vulgare.

This plant is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and northern Africa, east to the Caucasus, and west to the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira.

It prefers grassy fields and rocky scrubland, forests and wasteland, mainly in shady and cool places and in moist soils, at an altitude of 0–800 metres (0–2,625 ft) above sea level.









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