Rare Cretan flowers

There is no objective definition of "rare" in botany so let's just say that in the context of this page, a rare flower is a flower that either occurs very rarely (such as Clematis elisabethae-carolae of which only 5 plants are known) or only in a very few places where they may be found in large quantity (such as Anchusa cespitosa in the White Mountains).
"Rare" is also defined here in the context of Crete. For example Tulipa goulimyi is rare in Crete but occurs quite frequently on the Peloponese and Kythira.

 

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Anchusa cespitosa

 

Anchusa cespitosa

Androcymbium rechingeri

 

Androcymbium rechingeri

Anthemis glaberrima

 

Anthemis glaberrima

Anthemis samariensis

 

Anthemis samariensis - a newly discovered species

Arenaria cretica

 

Arenaria cretica

Bellevalia brevipedicellata

 

Bellevalia brevipedicellata

Bupleurum kakiskalae

 

Bupleurum kakiskalae

Campanula aizoides

 

Campanula aizoides

Campanula cretica

 

Campanula cretica

Campanula jacquinii

 

Campanula jacquinii

Campanula laciniata

 

Campanula laciniata

Centaurea lancifolia

 

Centaurea lancifolia  - first photos of this plant

Centaurea pumilio

 

Centaurea pumilio

Centranthus sieberi

 

Centranthus sieberi

Cephalanthera cucullata

 

Cephalanthera cucullata

Cephalaria squamiflora subsp. squamiflora

 

Cephalaria squamiflora

Clematis elisabethae-carolae

 

Clematis elisabethae-carolae

Crepis sibthorpiana

 

Crepis sibthorpiana

Euphorbia rechingeri

 

Euphorbia rechingeri

Galium incurvum

 

Galium incurvum

Iberis sempervirens

 

Iberis sempervirens

Lomelosia sphaciotica

 

Lomelosia sphaciotica

Myosotis solange

 

Myosotis solange

Nepeta sphaciotica

 

Nepeta sphaciotica

Onobrychis sphaciotica

 

Onobrychis sphaciotica

Ranunculus veronicae

 

Ranunculus veronicae

Sedum magellense

 

Sedum magellense

Silene colorata

 

Silene succulenta

Silene variegata

 

Silene variegata

Tulipa goulimyi

 

Tulipa goulimyi

Viola fragrans

 

Viola fragrans

Viola scorpiuroides

 

Viola scorpiuroides

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