A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Sea Daffodil

The endangered jewel of the Mediterranean coastline and sacred flower depicted in the famous painting with the blue bird in the palace of Knossos. Pancratium maritimium is native to the Mediterranean sandy shores and has a strong presence on the Aegean islands (I've not found one on Symi yet) and Crete where it grows in sand dunes, estuaries and river edges.


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