A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Kastelli Beach and rain

The thunder and lightning have finally come with copious amounts of rain so a reflection of a few seashore plants from Kastelli  on Crete. The sea daffodil that I have talked about elsewhere; sea holly (Eryngium maritime) which is also a British native which "we call it aftastos....when you grind the stamps without the spikes..and mix it with salt it makes an incredible spice .." and the yellow horned poppy or Papaver flavum which exudes a yellow juice when cut and is very poisonous  and which the extract is used as an hallucinogenic drug (also a UK native).

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