A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Wild Pear

This is the wild pear, Pyrus spinosa. Helman Baumann suggests in his book "Greek Wild Flowers" that " the wild pear was eaten in ancient times in Greece and is still found in its wild state. Its hard fruit took the place of bread, still unknown, for the Argives, just like acorns did for the Arcadians."

Well, that said it's growing happily up past Paraskevi near Ksissos and thriving.






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