Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Tragopogon hybridus , Slender Salsify or Pasture goatsbeard, is a plant with a thin, smooth stem, and periblastic leaves which are straight-lanceolate, pointed at the tip. The heads have 5-8 bracts, at least double the number of the light pink florets which themselves occur in an even number. The whole appearance of the flower resembles that of a star. The plant can be found in fields, meadows and on roadsides.
Image: Saktouria (Crete) - 09/04/2010
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