A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Spiny Plants

Summer is here now with temperatures in the low 30's. There aren't many wild flowers to be found with goats and sheep having eaten everything except poisonous and very spiny plants. Echinops spinosissimus or the spiny globe thistle does well and is a source of nectar for the honey bee.

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