Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Scilla nana (formerly called Chionodoxa nana - Dwarf Glory-of-the-snow) is a mountain plant endemic of the White Mountains of Crete The species has two leaves per bulb and at most one flowering stem with one to five (more commonly three) flowers in a loose raceme. The plant flowers at snow melt time. The small flowers can be pure blue, blue and white and sometimes very light blue. Probably the flowers I found belong to subsp. albescens which has slightly smaller flowers (tepals up to 1 cm long), whitish with lavender to violet-blue tips.
Image: Gingilios (Crete) - 15/04/2010
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