A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Mandrake

December 18, 2014

This is the mandrake otherwise known as Mandragora officinarum.

This is a curious plant as it stands no higher than a couple of inches above the ground and can spread 12 inches or more across. 

It has an interestng folk lore about it.

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