Satureja alpina or Acinos alpinus

 

 

 

Satureja alpina   - click to enlarge

Satureja alpina (also called Acinos alpinus) in the White Mountains

Satureja alpina   - click to enlarge

Satureja alpina

Satureja alpina   - click to enlarge

Satureja alpina - close-up

Satureja alpina subsp. meridionalis - also called Acinos alpinus subsp. meridionalis - is a high altitude mat-forming perrenial. It uses rocks and crevices and sometimes other plants to grow and protect itself from the wind, dryness and cold. It grows from 1300 metres all the way to the summits in all three of the main Cretan mountains and flowers in May and June

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