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Petromarula pinnata - Rock Lettuce/Petromarula

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Campanulaceae

Petromaroula growing on rocks in Crete

Above: Rock lettuce in its classic habitat in Crete

The flowers of Petromarula pinnata vary from a lovely blue to almost white with just a hint of blue.

This beautiful plant is endemic to Crete and grows high up in rock crevices, on cliffs and on old walls.

White flowers of Petromarula pinnata

The flowers on this specimen are almost white

Rock Lettuce has a very short flowering period, and so you need to be in Crete in April or May to be reasonably sure of seeing it.

Close up of blue flowers of Petromarula pinnata

The plants shown on this page were photographed in Crete in early April.

Acknowledgements

This page includes pictures kindly contributed by Anne Horsfall.


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