A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Wild Iris

This is the cretan iris and is found on Symi, Crete and Southern mainland Greece.  Its seeds are distributed by ants. Iris cretensis.This is known as the barbary nut or Gynandiris sisyrinchium. The flowers are short lived, open at midday and wither in the evening.


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