Silene colorata

 

 

 

Silene colorata  - Click to enlarge

Silene colorata by the seaside

Silene colorata  - Click to enlarge

A little bit closer

Silene colorata  - Click to enlarge

A lot closer

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Patches of Silene coloroata in a field on Akrotiri peninsula

Silene colorata is one of the 27 species of Silene in Crete. It is very abundant near beaches and where there is sandy soil. The tiny flowers (the petals are only 5 to 8mm long) form beautiful pink carpets. Look a little closer and each flower is very impressive, tiny and perfect.

Silene colorata flowers between February and April.

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