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Centaurea idaea

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Centaurea idaea - click to enlarge

 

Centaurea idaea

 

Centaurea idaea - click to enlarge

 

Centauria idaea and Prunus berries

 

Centaurea idaea is a Cretan endemic growing from sea level to the highest peaks. As you get higher the plant gets smaller. The specimen in the top image was found at 2200m growing in scree. The lower image was taken lower down.

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