Flower of the month | January | Androcymbium rechingeri

There are not too many plants flowering in Crete in January (if you exclude the ubiquitous Oxalis) but the few there are include one of my favourites, the rare Androcymbium rechingeri.  It grows mainly on the islet of Elafonisi and is another good reason for me to go and visit this wonderful place every January.

Androcymbium rechingeri flowering in Elafonisi

Androcymbium rechingeri flowering in Elafonisi

Androcymbium rechingeri is listed as endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species but there is enough of them at Elafonisi to almost cover the ground in some areas.

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2 Responses to Flower of the month | January | Androcymbium rechingeri

  1. Barry Jones says:

    Please please can you re-start posting the photo of the day back on your web site. The weather back here in the UK is atrocious with day upon day of snow and freezing temperates. Each days new photo always cheers me up .

    • Jean says:

      I am currently moving computers (something I do once every 3-4 years) and it’s a major job which is why I had two days without ‘Photo of the day’. The new machine is almost running so with a bit of luck you’ll have it again tomorrow.
      I take it that you’d rather not have a photo of snow in Crete?

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