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Widow Iris

Hermdactylus tuberosus (Iridaceae)

Description:

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

Habitat:

rocky, stony hills and dry places occurs throughout greece

Notes:

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

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phantomailbox
Spotted by
phantomailbox

Αττική, Greece

Lat: 38.07, Long: 23.88

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

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