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.
You can click on the pictures to enlarge.
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