Cyprus Spring Flowers

Published 2nd of May, 2019

As the sun has finally started to make an appearance, and Cyprus is warming up, we decided to take a proper look at the Spring flowers now adorning the hills and hedgerows of Paphos, before they wilt in the increasing heat...

Back to the Fennel

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A good place to start would be the area near Marathounta we blogged about a while ago. The fennel is now past its prime, but what else is growing there?

Rock Roses

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There are plenty of rock roses in the area. We saw them over near Smigies Picnic Site too.

Hungry Beetles

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The beetles seemed to like the roses.

Cuckoo Spit

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This is a fairly common, and annoying, sight in the countryside at the moment. Cuckoo Spit is not actually cuckoo spit, but "a white frothy liquid secreted by the nymphs of a sap-sucking insect known as a froghopper."

All I know is that walking through a field of plants covered in frothy bubbles can be a bit unpleasant.

Orchid

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This pretty thing is an orchid called "Anacamplis pyramidalis". (violet Pyramid orchid)

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