A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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More Confusion............

Shepherds Needle

So called because the fruit is long and needle like.

This is possibly Scandix pecten-veneris although it could be Scandix australis, I can't tell until the fruits appear in a week or so.

Spreading Hedge Parsley

The flowers at first glance are very similar to shepherds needles and distinguished by having unequal petals. The leaves, however are very different as are the fruits. This is Torilis radiata subspecies neglecta.

Both plants are easily overlooked as they are so small, but very beautiful close up, whatever they are!

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