Wildflowers on Chios

Mike Taylor, Liverpool Museum

The Naturalist on Chios, Greece

The wildflowers of Chios can be enjoyed by visitors throughout the year. However the variety and profusion of flowers is greatest from late winter to early summer.

Autumn and winter landscapes have fine showings of Colchicum, Cyclamen, Crocus, Sternbergia and many other plants.

In late winter, flowers of the Giant Orchid, Himantoglossum robertianum, appear in widespread localities throughout Chios. As the season progresses a succession of many different species of flowers reveal themselves and paint the landscapes in an ever changing pallette of colours.


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