Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Ranunculus asiaticus also called "Persian buttercup" or "Turban buttercup" flowers from February to June at altitudes ranging from sea level to 900 m in phrygana, garigue, culitvated fallow land and abandoned fields.
It is an Asian species (hence its name) that just reaches Europe in the southern Aegean regions. The flower is usually white (sometimes with a shade of pink) but can also be found much less commonly in a yellow and red version - with 5 or more petals and 5 narrow ovate greenish sepals, a characteristic generally differentiating the ranunculi from the anemones with which they are often confused.
Image: Saktouria (Crete) - 09/04/2010
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