On flowers, cameras, travels, friends and other marvels of nature

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Phacelia cicutaria

Kern, CA, USA, April 7, 2010

Passiflora caerulea

Monforte de Lemos, Gallicia, Spain, August 16, 2009

We have been staying for a few days in a beautiful country house, the Casa Grande de Rosende, and it was actually Yannis V. who directed my attention to this exotic species, which however seemed very well acclimatized in Gallicia.

Papaver rhoeas

Ephesus, Turkey, May 26, 2011

Acropolis North slope, Athens, April 26, 2009

Antikyra, Corintian gulf, Mars 13, 2010

On the first picture Papaver rhoeas in front of the southern colonnade of the Tetragonos Agora in Ephesus. During this part of my trip I was alone, but just the day before we have visited Mylassa and Knidos with Olga, Despina and Beryl.

Papaver argemone

Acropolis North slope, Athens, April 26, 2009

Pancratium maritimum

Merexo, Gallicia, Spain, August 10, 2009

Agios Nikitas, Leukada island, Greece, August 13, 2011

Orobanche alba


Areopagus, Athens, April 26, 2009

This a parasitic plant (epiphyt) and on the second picture one may observe that it grows on a Thapsia garganica plant. It belongs to the familly Orobanchaceae, but I am not quite sure about the taxa (any help is wellcome).

Oxalis pes caprae

Oxalis pes caprae (simple)
Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, Fabruary 13, 2011

Oxalis pes caprae (simple)
Pnyx, Athens, April 26, 2009

Oxalis pes caprae var. pleniflora (double)
Corfu, Mars 13, 2012

Ornithogalum atticum

Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, Mars 13, 2010

Opuntia ficus indica

Myconos, Greece, October 15, 2007

Antikyra / Vroulia castle, Corinthian gulf, December 24, 2011

Haraz Mountains, Yemen, December 27, 2009

Onopordum illyricum

Antikyra / Steno, Corinthian gulf, April 24, 2006

Onopordum acanthium



Bratya Daskalovi, central Bulgaria, July 7, 2010

Ononis spinosa

Halka Bunar, central Bulgaria, July 7, 2011

Nigella damaschena (dry)

Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, December 24, 2011

Nymphaea nouchali (blue lotus)

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, August 21, 2004

Pran Buri, Thailand, August 10, 2010