Common Names:- None
Synonyms:- Cotula abrotanifolia.
Meaning:- Anthemis (Gr) Flowery.
Abrotanifolia (Gr) From an ancient Greek name for several fragrant-
leaved plants "wormwood leaved"
1) Flowering, 3-15 cm, with old petiole-bases at it's base.
2) Ligules, 3 x 1·75 mm, usually absent.
absent, the rest oblong, with hyaline or pale brownish-thin, scarious margin and
1) Young leaves ± sparsely hairy.
2) Pappus absent or an auricle not more than 0·25 mm.
3) Achenes 1·25-1·5 mm.
4) Disc 4-8(-9) mm diam.
5) Involucre not umbonate.
Habitat:- Calcareous rocks and screes, open stony ground, flat clayey areas. (500
- 2300) m.
Distribution:- Cretan endemic of the Psiloritis, Dikti and Afendis Kavousi areas.
Flowering time:- May to early July.
Photos by:- Zacharias Angourakis & Steve Lenton
Conservation status (for threatened species): Rare (R) according to IUCN 1997.
Protection status (for threatened species): Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981.