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Viola fragrans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Viola fragrans is a high altitude (above 1400m) endemic flower of Crete. This rare flower can be found flowering from April to July in rocky places and scree. It often grows through other (often spiny) plants where it's very thin stem can be supported. The flowers can be white, yellow or violet.

Image: Gingilios (Crete) - 15/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely, so delicate against the rock.

20 Mar 2011 7:51am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! So beautiful...!

20 Mar 2011 1:30pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I never saw yellow violets !

20 Mar 2011 3:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful shot ,johan !
friendships !

20 Mar 2011 4:24pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Großartig, wie sie aus der kleinen Höhle hervorleuchten !

20 Mar 2011 7:59pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm