Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil

 

 

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) - A precursor of autumn

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Sea daffodils on Kalathas beach, Akrotiri peninsula

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Sea daffodils

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Sea daffodils in Falasarna

Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil - Click to enlarge

Sea daffodil - detail

The Sea daffodil is a stunning flower which appears on beaches in late summer. It grows from a bulb. The leaves come out in winter and dry out before the flower appears. The plant is endangered because its natural habitat - sandy beaches - is developed for tourism.

There are some fascinating facts about Pancratium maritimum as well as botanical drawings here if you are interested.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

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