Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"
Muscari spreizenhoferi (Syn. Muscari creticum) is an other endemic species of Crete. It can be found on calcareous rock-crevices, phrygana, flat clayey areas and maritime sands between alt. 0-2100 m. It is a bulbous perennial plant with 3 to 5 leaves, 6-20 mm long, green to galucous, linear, canaliculate, the outermost conspicuously wider. Scape 5-15 cm, usually shorter than the leaves. Raceme dense, conical, becoming lax, cylindrical at anthesis. edicels of fertile flowers 4-7 mm. Fertile flowers 10-30, 4-7 mm, tubular-urceolate, sometimes slightly constricted in middle. Lower part of tube greenish-brown, upper part brown, teeth deep yellow. Sterile flowers less than 10, 1-3 mm, blue or pink. During my stay on Crete I only found 1 plant of this species.
Image: Melambes (Crete) - 09/04/2010
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