Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Anthemis rigida, the Rayless chamomile, is a small annual and aromatic plant with spreading stems and deeply-divided leaves, which are slightly fleshy. The flowerheads are small, up to 1 cm, with yellow florets. The peripheral florets are nearly always absent. It has sprawling stems which gradually become hardened and rigid, hence its scientific name. The plant is usually found in sandy and stony locations near the sea and flowers from February through until May.
Image: Saktouria (Crete) - 09/04/2010
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