Roadside flower in western Crete (Mediterranean)

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  1. Fidel

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    I would appreciate some thoughts on this flower found by the roadside in western Crete in October. Candidates could be Boraginaceae or Solonaceae? There is a chance that it could be a garden escape. Many thanks in anticipation.
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Brilliant Daniel, thank you very much! And also for the link to Cretan Flora which will be invaluable. Best regards.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    There's also the print publication Flowers of Crete by John Fielding and others.
     
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    Thanks Ron - I'll check out that reference. At the moment I am using a (rather lightweight) Wildflowers of Crete (Vangelis Papiomytoglou, 2006).
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have added this to the Plants Identification Online Resources page. That's quite a nice site, could be worth checking for more than just plants posted from Crete.
    I have added this to the Plants Identification Written Resources

    Thanks for these.
     
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    Wendy, it woud also be worth including the book that I mentioned, it's lightweight and ideal for carrying to the field.

    Vangelis Papiomytoglou, 2006. Wildflowers of Crete. Greece, Mediterraneo Editions. 200 p. www.mediterraneo.gr
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This one for Greece? This came up when I searched on that site.
    Wild Flowers of Greece

    Or I think this one is Crete? This is the one you mean? I couldn't find it on a search, just by browsing. If this is the one, I'd like to link to a page showing the English edition.
    Αγριολούλουδα της Κρήτης

    I mis-interpreted your comment about its being "lightweight" to mean in content rather than ease of carrying.
     
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    It's the second of the two - specific to Crete. It's available in English (Wild Flowers of Crete) as indicated at the bottom of the Greek description.

    It's actually a bit lightweight in both senses, compared to John Fielding's book which comes in at around 3 kg and 650 pages.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, yes and no on the English edition. Clicking the English link leads to an error and it's not findable (easily, or by me, anyway) on the publisher's website. I have added it to the Plants Identification Written Resources page with a link to the Greek edition and a link to Amazon for the English one.
    Thanks, @Fidel.
     

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