Cyclamen is a perennial plant with a tuber from which the flowers and leaves grow. Five species of the plant are native to Greece and in most pieces, leaves come up in autumn, grow through the winter, and then die in spring. The color of the flowers may be white, pink, or purple, often with darker color on the nose.
Cyclamen Hederifolium can be found in Nisyros Island, like the picture. It usually grows in rocky areas and blooms in autumn. The shape of the leaves resembles the juvenile leaves of ivy (hedera), and this is why called HEDERIFOLIUM. The flowers are pale purple and bend outwards.
Πηγές / Sources:
- Αγριολούλουδα της Ελλάδας, εκδόσεις : Mediterraneo Editions 2006