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Monday, March 31, 2014

Ophioglossum lusitanicum

8012918-2 [Ophioglossum lusitanicum]

8012935 ZS [Ophioglossum lusitanicum]

This tiny plant - it seldom gets more than 3cm in height - is rare in Greece.  Its name "Ophioglossum" derives from Greek and it means "snake-tongue".

Both photographed in Lavrio on March 17, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Roemeria hybrida

8013009 [Roemeria hybrida]

8012955-2 [Roemeria hybrida]

This plant is included in the new (2009) plant Red Data Book for Greece and is characterized as vulnerable.

It was photographed at the foot of Mt. Geraneia on March 20, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fritillaria graeca

BBB4203-2 [Fritillaria graeca]
8012572-2 [Fritillaria graeca]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

The colors of ... Beauty! [Aix sponsa]

DDD4068 [Aix sponsa]

Aix sponsa is the symbol of Mississippi.
She was photographed in Beletsi lake on February 26, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Crocus flavus

8012412 [Crocus flavus ssp. atticus]

The flower normally has 6 tepals (see above) but very rarely you can see one with 8 (see below).

8012377 [Crocus flavus ssp. atticus]

Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on February 26, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pica pica

DDD3676 [Pica pica]
Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on February 10, 2014

You can use the audio player below to listen to the birds if you like.

recording © Pamela C. Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger [noise reduced]