Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Leopoldia comosa (syn. Muscari commosum) is the most common of the grape hyacinths on the Island. The lower section of the racene is loose and consists of brown flowers, while the upper section is denser with blue-violet but sterile flowers. It is often found in abandoned fields in large populations. The bulbs ar the main ingredient of an appetizer know as 'skordouláki', especially on Crete.
Image: Agios Ioannis (Crete) - 07/04/2010
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