Cyprus Giant Fennel

Published 25th of March, 2019

The spring flowers in Cyprus are starting to bloom, and some are more prominent than others. The giant fennel is one such plant. It can dominate an area and put on a stunning display, as we shall see...

Paphos Vista

cyprus-giant-fennel_01

On a sunny spring day, we like nothing better than to get out into the countryside and take in the scenery.

Obstructed View

cyprus-giant-fennel_02

Sometimes when taking pictures though, your view can get obstructed. Normally in a situation like this I would take a few steps to the side and take a different snap. However, today the obstructions were looking so magnificent we decided to focus on them instead.

Giant Fennel

cyprus-giant-fennel_03

Ferula Communis, to give Giant Fennel its posh name, is abundant throughout Cyprus in the springtime. Believe it or not it is in the carrot family of plants.

Bee - Friendly

cyprus-giant-fennel_04

It is certainly popular with insects, and has a number of uses for humans too. There are reported but not-specified medicinal benefits, and it can also be used as tinder.

cyprus-giant-fennel_05

Plus it looks pretty.

Page 1 of 3

Related Blogs:

The Shrine by the Motorway

Every time I drive to Limassol on the A6, I notice a shrine in a field to the left of the motorway, soon after you leave Paphos. The other day while out exploring, we found ourselves close by, so we thought we would take a look...

Latest Blog Articles

Check out the Eco Art Show at the Shrine Caves!

We visited the Ayios Georgios Shrine Caves quite a while ago, but returned recently to make a virtual tour. We were pleasently surprised when we did so to find that the area now hosted an outdoor Eco Art Exhibition. This place is really worth checking out, and makes a lovely walk.

The Fishermen's Shame

The other day we popped down to see what Evretou looked like now that the reservoir water levels had receeded. We couldn't believe the mess we found when we got there...

The Cats of St Theodosius

A few weeks ago we visited an Eastern Orthodox Church near Paphos Airport, as it had some interesting murals. Well, we came and saw the murals, but were conquered by a host of cute kitties that lived in the church grounds...

The Polemi Countryside

The last couple of blogs have been a bit intense, so we thought we would chill out and go for a stroll through the Polemi Countryside, and take a look at the flora, fauna, and interesting gypsum formations that can be found in our beautiful Cyprus scenery...

Latest News Articles

Fun paddle event to raise funds for cancer charities

A charity fundraiser will see novice crews paddle against each other next month to raise funds for cancer charities in Paphos.

There are still a couple of vacancies for crew members and training sessions are currently underway, said Maxine O’Daly of the ‘Breast of Friends’, a cancer support group and one of the charities due to benefit from funds raised.

2021 opening planned for Neo Chorio theme park

Greens say planning permit would never have been issued under current legislation

A large-scale theme park, ‘Mythos’, is planned for Neo Chorio in Paphos and should open to the public in 2021, according to the project’s investors from Cyprus and Hong Kong.

Dentists still out of Gesy

DENTISTS’ participation in the National Health Scheme (Gesy) is still up in the air, their association said on Thursday.

In a statement, the association said their understanding is that in any case dentists, if they were to join Gesy, would do so during the second phase of the scheme, starting July 2020.

Man charged with spate of break-ins

A Greek Cypriot man from Trachoni will appear in the Sovereign Base Area Court in Episkopi on November 25 after being charged with four counts of breaking into buildings.

Three of the charges relate to incidents earlier this month and the other is a historical case from last year relating to a break-in at a nursery school in the village.