Tuesday 10 April 2012

Barbary nut (Αγριόκρινος) at mountain Ymittou/Hymettus - Attica

Read in Swedish: Knölirisar (Αγριόκρινος) på berget Ymittou/Hymettus

We didn't spot any orchid up there on the mountain, but we saw these small, cute Barbary nuts. These were about 10 cm high. This kind is the smallest iris in Europe, but it becomes up to 30 cm.

The latin name is Iris sisyrinchium. The name comes from the Greek word for rainbow - iridizousa* (ιριδίζουσα), but in Greece the name of the flower is Αγριόκρινος - Agriokrinos (Wild lily).

Have a nice day!

* also ouranio toxo (ουράνιο τόξο).


Joanna said...

So tiny and so pretty :) Love these flowers.

eva i Aten said...

Me too, Joanna!

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