Low-angle view of Bellis flower, on a green background
This subspecies of iris is endemic to the islands of Crete and Karpathos.
A common winter wildflower here in Crete.
Another winter wildflower from Crete.
One of the beautiful species of Bee Orchid you can find in Crete.
Small but beautiful :)
An orchid species endemic to Crete.
Another wildflower species endemic to Crete, with a very limited distribution.
This species is commonly called the Sawfly orchid and it's a Mediterranean native.
An autumn wildflower found throughout Europe and North Africa.
A pale variation of Orchis boryi, a rare species of orchid, endemic to southern Greece.
Early virgin's-bower (Clematis cirrhosa), growing in the wild in Crete
Another autumn wildflower from Crete.
Yet another wonderful Cretan endemic wildflower
Yet another wildflower, from the rich flora of Crete.
The Star of Bethlehem is a genus (Ornithogalum) of perennial plants, mostly native to southern Europe and Africa, belonging to the Hyacinth family (Hyacinthaceae).
An Anemone subspecies endemic to the Cretan area (Crete, Kasos, Karpathos).
Sea Squill, Red Squill, Sea Onion, this flowering plant goes by many different names. Even taxonomists still argue over which genus it belongs to, Scilla, Drimia, Urginea, Charybdis...
One of the most beautiful bee orchids I've encountered!
The Pale Flax (Linum bienne) is a flowering plant in the genus Linum, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe, north to England and Ireland. It has been considered as a possible wild forebear of the cultivated Common Flax (used to make linen), and a fiber can be made from its stem.
Sea Daffodils (Pancratium maritimum), growing in the wild on a beach in Malia, Crete, Greece.
Widow Iris (Iris tuberosa, synonym: Hermodactylus tuberosus), a Mediterranean native.
Bumblebee Orchid (Ophrys bombyliflora)
Ophrys iricolor, an orchid species growing in the wild in Crete, Greece
Himantoglossum robertianum, formerly Barlia robertiana
Italian Bugloss (Anchusa italica, synonym: Anchusa azurea)
Asparagus Pea or Winged Pea (Lotus tetragonolobus, synonym: Tetragonolobus purpureus) - Σανταλίδα ή Άσπαγος
Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) - Νεραγκούλα η Ασιατική
Cretan Catchfly (Silene cretica)
Cretan Ebony (Ebenus cretica), a Cretan endemic - Αρχοντόξυλο ή Πλουμί
Friar's Cowl (Arisarum vulgare)
Widow Iris (Iris tuberosa, syn: Hermodactylus tuberosus), a Mediterranean native.
Widow Iris (Iris tuberosa, syn: Hermodactylus tuberosus)
Persian speedwell (Veronica persica)
Flower center of a big yellow buttercup (Ranunculus ficaria ssp. chrysocephalus)
Backlit fritillary (Fritillaria messanensis), growing in the wild in Crete, Greece.
Tassel Hyacinth (Leopoldia comosa, synonym: Muscari comosum)
A species of tulip endemic to Crete.
Rosy Garlic (Allium roseum), with a tiny beetle (probably Psilothrix viridicoerulea) sticking its head out of a bud :)
Found in the wild in the fields of Gious Kampos, Amari, Crete.
Iris unguicularis ssp. cretensis, a species of iris endemic to Crete, Greece.
Fritillary growing in the wild, on the island of Crete, in Greece.
Bory's Orchid, a Greek endemic, growing in the wild on Crete. Listed as vulnerable in the IUCN red list.