A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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The Smallest of Flowers

This is Velezia Rigida, standing just 30mm tall but very pretty with its colourful and toothed petals. It has a spreading habit and is easily overlooked.

V. rigida is a member of the dianthus or pink family and my reference book  says found on dry rocky or grassy places except on some of the smaller islands.

After some consultation this is a new plant for Symi and will be recorded in the Flora Hellenic catalogue in Sweden. 

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