• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Rethymno, Kourtaliotiko gorge
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Phrygana diorama
Meadow ecosystem

Photo of mites on a Starthistle flower, Centaurea raphanina subsp. raphanina, in Crete, Greece. It is 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.