Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Silene cretica is a delicate, slightly branched annual. The lower leaves are elongated and inverted ovate in shape, the upper leaves are narrow and pointed. The calyx is smooth, narrower at the lips with green stripes. The petals are pink and divided into two lobes. It can be found in olive groves, uncultivated fields and stony locations. Flowering from April until May.
Image: Vamvakades (Crete) - 14/04/2010
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