Ebenus Cretica - Cretan Ebony

 

 

 

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony  - Click to enlarge

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony  - Click to enlarge

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony - Click to enlarge

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony  - Click to enlarge

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony  - Click to enlarge

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony  - Click to enlarge

A very large bush of Cretan Ebony in the gorge of Aradena

A bush of Cretan Ebony in a cliff above the sea

A bush of Cretan Ebony in a cliff above the sea

Cretan Ebony

Cretan Ebony - Ebenus cretica

Cretan Ebony is a widespread Cretan endemic flower. It is a chasmophyte (the term used for a plant that has become specialized to grow in cliffs) but will also be found on ungrazed hillsides, preferably steep hills. It flowers from late March to June.

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