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457:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Friar's Cowl

Friar's Cowl, Arum vulgare

This little flower blooms in winter on Kythera. Its odd little hood is striped green and purple.

Dried flower, Fratsia 1991.

456:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Narcissus

Narcissus, Narcissus tazetta

A member of the daffodil family, the lovely narcissus blooms in Kythera’s meadows in early spring. This particular variety bears its flowers in a cluster, and has a powerful fragrance.

Dried flowers, Fratsia 1991.

455:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Orchid

Orchid
Kythera is blessed with many types of orchids, common all over the Mediterranean, but always exciting to see in the wild. Many orchids have markings that look like insect shapes, and frequently derive their names from the insects they resemble.

Dried flower, Fratsia 1991.

454:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Italian Orchid

Orchid, Orchis italica

Blooming in winter, this orchid seems to have one large flower-head at the top of its stem, but the head is actually made of dozens of tiny flowers packed tightly into a dense cluster.

Pressed flower, Fratsia 1991.

453:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 13.10.2003

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace, Daucus carota

This prolific weed lines the roadside in summer and pops up in cultivated fields after the harvest. In the summer of 2003, vast acres in Areoi were covered with it. Usually white, some pink hued blossoms can be seen around the island.

Pressed flower. Fratsia, 1991.

452:Natural History Museum > Flowers

submitted by Museum Administration on 16.10.2003

Queen Anne's Lace #2

Queen Anne’s Lace, Daucus carota

Also called the Wild Carrot, this large-headed, white flower is found all over the island in summertime.

Pressed flower. Fratsia, 1991.