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Wildflowers of zakynthos

Random question. I have become fascinated by wildflowers on the Ionian island of zakynthos    Is there anyone out there with a decent knowledge to share my interest ?  I would love to ID   And maybe try in Uk 


  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    It's a lovely island. I suspect a lot of the "wild" flowers are not native.  Number two is Cerinthe, but it looks different from the Cerinthe major which we grow here in the UK, and which usually doesn't have such a yellow tip.

    Number seven looks like Gladiolus byzantinus, which is native to the area around Turkey, and quite common in the Mediterranean. It's easy to grow in most bits of the UK.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,421
    11 is growing in my garden I don't know what it is. It must've come from a packet of mixed seeds. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,894
    2nd one I think is the yellow form of Cerinthe major

    Billericay - Essex

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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,381
    The only ones which looked really familiar were No. 2 - Cerinthe as @KeenOnGreen says but never seen any signs of the yellow tip on mine .
    The basic jobs do well here and self seed very happily.  I would think the one in the pic would be well worth trying if the actual variety could be ID'd and seeds purchased here in the UK.
    No 7 - a Gladiolus - again in the right place here, they thrive so another one worth trying.
    Perhaps @Silver surfer may be able to ID the others ?
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,316
    5 is a vetch of some sort, used to grow in the fields near my old house in the south of Spain, 6 is an asphodel, 7 agree Gladiolus byzantinus.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,233
    I think 1 is Orlaya grandiflora
    2 is Cerinthe minor

    5 red pea  Lathyrus cicera
    6 Asphodelus  albus
    7 Gladiolus byzantinus
  • Lovely! 
    There's a village just up the hill from Cheltenham that has its own open gardens day every year.
    Amongst all the "cotswold cottage" gardens there was one where the owner had tried to emulate the Corfu landscape, and what a beautiful garden it was; so different from the norm, and yet worked really well with the honey-coloured cotswold stone that's common in these parts!
  • PotwomanPotwoman Posts: 76
    thanks for all comments.   I might try and find the Cheltenham  scene   
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