A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Viper's grass!

April 25, 2015

undefinedThis is a member of the Compositae (daisies) family and belongs in the Genus of Scorzonera (S.elata) or viper's grass. It is a perennial about 70cm tall and here on the slopes below Profitis Ilias is very numerous. 

Up until today I had it down as a goat's beard but expert opinion has once again put me right. Hey ho, well there are about 6ooo species of plants in Greece so I'm allowed to make a mistake!!

It's still just as beautiful.

 

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This is the seed head that the flower turns into.

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