Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Fritillaria messanensis is a very delicatetely-built Mediterranean species with very narrow greyish leaves, the lower ones arranged singly and alternate, and the upper ones in whorls of three. There are 1 or 2 flowers that are hanging bells of chequered brown and green with a green stripe down to the center of each petal. The lips are slightly turned outwards. The plant is usually found in open phrygana.
Image: Vatos (Crete) - 11/04/2010
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