• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Samaria gorge
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    April 2003
Phrygana diorama
Meadow ecosystem

Photo of the Starthistle, Centaurea raphanina subsp. raphanina, a perennial small plant, endemic subspecies of Crete, Kasos and Karpathos islands, Greece. It grows mainly in rock-crevices or flat clay soil areas. Its basal leaves form a rosette and are often gathered for salads. The Starthistle of the photo is in Samaria gorge, Crete, Greece.