S. dichotoma subsp.
racemosa - (Forked Catchfly)
- the plant is found, as here, on the roadside
or in fields. It has a slightly downy stem and
the petals are notched.
- the stem of this plant grows through the rounded
leaves, making it easy to identify. Although this
species prefers dry locations, it was flourishing
on the edge of the road above Spilli, which certainly
isn’t dry! Even in June the ground was still
damp. A few years ago I found land crabs on this
meadow. Much to my and their surprise!!
annua - at first I found just one...
annua - ...and then they were everywhere!
Once again this species likes damp locations.
I have never seen it in eastern Crete, but it
is obviously very at home in a water meadow! The
whole bank was covered with this very attractive
- (Yellow Wort) - the stem of this little
plant seem to pierce the leaves, thus giving it
its name. It is usually found on slopes and its
lower leaves for a rosette at ground level.