• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Folegandros isl., Panagia
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    September 2006
Oriental strawflower

Photo of Oriental strawflower, Helichrysum orientale in Folegandros island Greece. It is a short gray perennial covered with white wool that helps it resist drought. Its basal leaves are spatulate shaped while the upper ones are small. Its flower heads are big dense clusters with impressive white yellow florets. It grows in rocky habitats and usually escapes on cliffs to avoid grazing. Its ornamental flowers are gathered for bouquets. It flowers on April, May.