Petromarula pinnata

 

 

 

Petromarula pinnata  -  "Rock lettuce" - click to enlarge

Petromarula pinnata  or  "Rock lettuce" in the gorge of Samaria

The gorge of Samaria

A very large bush of Petromarula

Petromarula pinnata (the name petromarula means 'rock or stone lettuce' in Greek, referring to the delicious taste of the leaves which were used in salads) is an endemic Cretan flower growing in cliffs and walls.

There are some very interesting and detailed facts about Petromarula pinnata as well as botanical drawings here.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

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