2189 – Flowers; nothing but flowers

­­­­We left Simonos Petras early in the morning to take the ferry. We had plenty of time. We only had to walk down the wonderful path 300 meters to the arsanas. I decided to take pictures of all the spring flowers I saw during the stroll. All the flowers was a bit overambitious, I found out soon enough, but I managed to take plenty of detailed close-up pictures. I will show most of them in this blog. I’m not an expert on the flora, and certainly not on the Greek flora, but I tried to find out the Latin and English names of the flowers. If anyone has a better suggestion, please let me know. Anyway, for me, the wonder about the variety of shapes and colours is the most important aspect. On this path the garden of Mary can be venerated.


tassel hyacinth (muscari comosum)

wild raddish

Wild Raddish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

large Venus’s-looking-glass

large Venus’s-looking-glass (legousia speculum-veneris)

judas tree

An blossoming tree, probably a Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum).

Oriental Salsify

A yellow solitary flower called an Oriental Salsify (tragopogon pratensis subsp. Orientalis)

Common mallow

Common mallow (Malva sylvestris)

Iris from Flora Graeca

Iris (Iris Germanica). And a screenshot taken from an iris taken out of the Flora Graeca by John Sibthorp (1758-1796). The Flora Graeca consists of ten volumes that were published between 1806-1840.


Petunia (Petunia spec. )

Bas Kamps

Bas, camera on his shoulder, walking to the arsanas of Simonas Petras by HV

Herman Voogd

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