Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Aubrieta deltoidea is a species of flowering plant in the brassicaceae family known by the common name lilacbush. It is a grassy plant and often forms cushions. The leaves are spathulate-rhomboical, downy and loosely toothed. The flowers are violet or pink with a yellow throat. Two of the four sepals contain a little swelling. The plant is often found in rock crevices and it is sometimes incredible how little real soil these plants need to grow - some of them seem to emerge right out of the rock.
Image: Gingilios (Crete) - 15/04/2010
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