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Widow Iris

Hermdactylus tuberosus (Iridaceae)


Also known as Snakes's-head, an "...iris-like plant, having the whole flower greenish-yellow except for the dark purplish brown falls...wide range of distribution in Greece, though it is not very common." "...generic name Hermodactylus (ερμοδάκτυλος) means "finger of Hermes"... ---excerpted from "Wild Flowers of Greece," a publication of the Goulandris Botanical Museum


rocky, stony hills and dry places occurs throughout greece


Many plants growing in partial shade under Eucalyptus trees above river bed, surrounded by Pine forest

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Αττική, Greece

Spotted on Mar 12, 2019
Submitted on Mar 12, 2019

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