Flower of the month | June | Astragalus angustifolius

Whilst the vegetation is drying out in the lower parts of Crete, flowers are starting to come out in the mountains.  Astragalus angustifolius is an impressive ‘hedgehog’ plant that forms large spiky cushions.

Astragalus angustifolius in the White Mountains

Astragalus angustifolius in the White Mountains

It is found in all the mountains of Crete from around 1500m and all the way to the highest summits

Close-up of Astragalus angustifolius

Close-up of Astragalus angustifolius

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