Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Tuberaria guttata, the Annual or Spotted rockrose, is a common plant of the Mediterranean region which also occurs very locally in Wales and Ireland. It is a small, hairy erect plant with lanceolate leaves, arranged in a basal rosette. The flowers are very variable and have hairy sepals and yellow petals with a characteristic blotch at the base (very variable in size and intensity of colour) giving the plant its name (Latin 'gutta' = 'spot' 'blotch').
The plant typically grows in low scrub or garrigue, frequently on limestone and often close to the sea.
Image: Vamvakades (Crete) - 14/04/2010
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