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Mediterranean spurge

Euphorbia characias

Description:

Particular characteristic of the plants is that the flowers form impressively large inflorescences which have the shape of a bowl called 'cyathion', from the ancient Greek word for the cup. The flowers appear at the end of winter and last almost the entire spring.

Habitat:

It grows in slopes and rocky soils, uncultivated fields as well as areas with maki type of vegetation (see pic.6). It prefers sunny places and can withstand seaside areas. It is a common plant of Greek flora, characteristic of almost all of the eastern Mediterranean and its vegetation.

Notes:

The first photo -detail of the Euphorbia bucket-, looks like a mocking comment: this drought-resistant plant, familiar with long dry periods of the Mediterranean systems, is now bathed in the rain of February!

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6 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 6 months ago

Your welcome, Tania17....

Tania17
Tania17 6 months ago

Thanks maplemoth662 and armadeus.4

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 months ago

Great series and great information! Thank you for sharing :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 6 months ago

Photos No. 5, and 7, are beautiful photos....

Tania17
Tania17 6 months ago

Thank you Antonio.

Beautiful series Tania,very good work,congrats and thanks for sharing

Greece

Lat: 38.99, Long: 26.41

Spotted on Feb 10, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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