A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Tassal hyacinth

The edible bulb from the tassal hyacinth (Muscari comosum) is eaten in some Mediterranean countries. In Greek it is called βολβοί (literally bulbs). In Greece and especially on Crete, it is considered a delicacy and collected in the wild. The cleaned bulbs are boiled several times, pickled. and then kept in olive oil.

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