Greek Flowers

During our visit to Greece we were interested in seeing all the antiquities but we spent nearly as much time enjoying the flowers that covered the fields and gardens everywhere we looked.  We don't know the names of most of them.  The few that we do know or have comments about are here at the top of the page.  The rest are just here to enjoy.  If you happen to be able to identify any of the others let us know.  Our e-mail is at the bottom of the page.

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Two wild orchids we found along a woodland path behind one of the hotels where we stayed.
The first is an Ophrys spruneri the second is unidentified.



There were orange trees in yards and along the streets in the cities covered with buds and blossoms.


And we also saw some apple blossoms.  Though they weren't nearly as common.


A wild iris.


Poppies were a common sight among the ruins.


These lavender plants were common along the roadsides of the island of Evia and the bees were common on their flowers.
Thanks Saskia, this is now correctly identified.


The island of  Santorini is actually a ring of islands surrounding a volcanic crater. 
Kameni is the island in the center of the crater that formed since the eruption that created the crater. 
We found a few rugged plants that  manage to survive despite little rain and soil that has little ability to hold moisture.



The site of the original Olympic games was covered with blooms.
 

Borage we found growing wild.


Succulents were not uncommon growing among the rocks.


Grape hyacinths covered this field at Olympia.


Arugula flowers, an herb in the mustard family.  One covered with morning dew.


Anemone were among the most common flowers we saw.


These may be anemones too.
   

Daisies were also plentiful.


Nasturtium


Lamium.


Wild lupine.


A vinca blossom.


Another anemone with an unidentified companion.


Malva sylvestris, identified by Anna
Thanks Anna


This one was identified as Euphorbia (or Spurge) by a visitor to this page.
Thank you Grace.  I appreciate your help.


And this one was identified as a Calendula Flower by another visitor.
She told me "Calendula flowers range from yellow to deep orange.
These plants have high medicinal value and are widely used in Homeopathy."
Thanks Mitalee.



The rest of these are currently unidentified.
If you know, or have a good guess, as to the identity of any of them let us know.
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